Reclaim your Rise Podcast

101. Breaking Limits in Motherhood and Home Birth with T1D with Brooklyn Powell

January 9, 2024

Home birth as a mom with T1D? This may not be the “norm” but today’s guest is here to change that and empower YOU. A mom of four, Brooklyn Powell shares her journey from hospital births to a home birth, highlighting the importance of advocating for your birth preferences and creating a peaceful birth experience, while busting through any self-limiting beliefs and societal pressure. Throughout the conversation, Brooklyn emphasizes the importance of trusting your instincts, taking control of your health, and making informed decisions. In this conversation, she discusses how becoming a mother and starting a business at home has pushed her to evolve. With enthusiasm, Brooklyn emphasizes the importance of mindset and overcoming doubts and fears. She encourages listeners to take small steps towards their goals and not compare themselves to others. She also provides practical advice on time management, decluttering, and finding strength through faith. I’ve been SO excited for you to listen to this one! 

Time Stamps:  

  • (06:34) Brooklyn’s Reclaim Your Rise as a First Time Mom
  • (08:09) Brooklyn's Birth Stories: From Hospital to Home Birth
  • (13:49) The CDC Stats of Home Birth in the US
  • (18:42) Her Peaceful Home Birth Experience 
  • (21:31) Creating a Peaceful Hospital Birth Experience
  • (27:00) Advocating for Your Birth Preferences, Backup Plans, & Doctor Involvement 
  • (31:40) Reactions and Criticism
  • (37:59) Trusting Your Maternal Instincts and Decision Making
  • (38:49) Personal Growth and Motherhood
  • (41:52) Finding Purpose and Balancing Motherhood
  • (44:25) Overcoming Doubts, Fears & Taking Small Steps Towards Goals
  • (48:18) “I want you to Fail”
  • (50:10) Her Tips for Time Management as a Mom 
  • (52:32) Declutter Like a Mother and Simplifying
  • (53:39) The Importance of Faith as a Mom

What to do now: 

  1. Follow Brooklyn on IG HERE.
  2. Follow me @lauren_bongiorno and @riselyhealth on Instagram to stay in the loop for when new episodes drop.
  3. Learn more about our coaching programs HERE. 

Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 

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