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Dearest Doula Podcast Episode 41: ‘Lotus Births’ Featuring Rachana Shivam Evans

Rachana Shivam Evans is the founding Principal of the International College of Spiritual Midwifery. Rachana’s teaching career spans 40+ years and she has been  a pioneer of conscious birthing practices since the 1970’s , specializing in Water Birth and Lotus Birth. Her book ‘Lotus Birth’ is now in it’s second edition, has been translated into Italian, Polish, and Czech and is a world first publication. She is also executive director of the acclaimed DVD ‘The Lotus Birth of the Malcolm Twins’ and Co-author of ‘The Tantric Path’. I couldn’t have imagined finding a more lovely and inspiring guest for this topic, Rachana greatly deepened my appreciation for the role of the placenta, and I think after listening you will love her as much as I do! 

Dearest Doula Community, Rachana shares her  insights and resources on Dearest Doula today! Click HERE to listen on itunes or simply press play below!


In this Episode we discuss:


History of Lotus Births


What makes Lotus Births Unique


Specific Benefits of Lotus Births


Contraindications, the “Nitty Gritty”, and so much more!


 Recommended Resources & Interview Links


YouTube Lotus Birth Videos

DVD: LOTUS BIRTH: The Water Birth of the Malcolm Twins

‘Placenta – the Forgotten Chakra’ 

-Robin Lim

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: The Wisdom and Science of Gentle Choices in Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting‘ 

-Sarah J. Buckley

‘Lotus Birth’

-Rachana Shivam Evans

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You can connect with Rachana through her email.

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This episode was brought to you by the amazing folks at Cornerstone Doula Trainings– based in San Francisco, CA Cornerstone offers labor and postpartum doula training & certification, midwifery training, placenta specialist certification, and childbirth educator certification. Email them with the promo code ‘Dearest Doula’ to receive 10% off any training! 

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This show is a TRUE labor of love, and I could not be more excited to hear your feedback!

Until next time dearest readers, I leave you with this beautiful quote from Rachana, and hope you have a wonderful day.

Lotus Birth is part of the continuum in the development and unfolding of the human organism. Lotus Birth is also part of the continuum of awakening consciousness expressing itself via the birth process.


Dearest Doula

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