In this conversation with Alysha Fameli we hear how Alysha transformed what was a really difficult initiation into motherhood, into a beacon of light for others. We hear about how Alysha’s passion to advocate for other women not experiencing what she did has led her, to dedicate years of her life to studying birth trauma.
You’ll hear us discuss:
- Alysha’s first pregnancy and birth within the hospital system
- How being told to ignore her body wisdom when in transition impacted Alysha
- The impact of disrespectful treatment on her birth and mother/baby bonding
- How birth trauma influenced Alysha’s postpartum period
- Using science and research as a way to plan her second birth
- The difference in receiving continuity of care in her second pregnancy
- Getting involved in birth advocacy in her final trimester with her second baby
- Alysha’s second birth being an unplanned homebirth
- The Australian Birth Study and why Alysha is dedicated to this research
MEET ALYSHA FAMELI
Alysha is a mother, psychologist and PhD researcher at the University of Sydney. Alysha’s two very different birth experiences led her into a new passion, academic research, where she hopes to translate science into practice for new mothers.