I could watch TED Talks all day because they are so very enlightening, inspiring and informative about almost every topic that matters to many of us. You can learn so much from experts and motivation speakers in any of these areas.
So I wondered if there were any that would be helpful for us going through our pregnancies, births and raising our children. And I found a variety of excellent TED Talks for moms on a few different aspects ranging from pregnancy to parenting.
Now you may not agree with every opinion or statistic or story presented in all of these talks, that’s no problem. Many circumstances are individual to YOUR needs and not everything presented by these professionals may be the best case for you. But knowing the science and experiences out there that these presenters are familiar with can bring a greater understanding and openness to the world of options and things that you can apply to your family.
Above all, just enjoy learning something that you may have never even thought about before. I hope that you come away with a favorite that you’re going to learn about further in order to help take care of yourself and your family in a way to better your lives.
TED Talks For Moms
Here are the ones that I picked for your enjoyment:
Reducing Fear Of Birth In US Culture: Ina May Gaskin
If you’re looking for ways to overcome fear about childbirth, Ina May presents her midwifery experience over a lifetime of experience that truly provides a natural perspective to your birth. Find a few aspects she presents and feel free to search them here at My Natural Baby Birth for more information.
We Must Put The Sex Back Into Birth: Kate Dipfl
The fact that our childbirths are very sexual in nature is often dismissed by practitioners and mothers themselves because of the artificial ideas society plants in our minds about the experience. Orgasmic births are scoffed at and using personal methods for more personal and comfortable birthing experiences aren’t heavily considered. Kate Dipfl presents sexual aspects about our births that are worth considering in order for it to become a more enjoyable experience.
What Babies Learn Before They’re Born: Annie Murphy Paul
You, as a mother, have such a profound effect upon your baby’s health based on your own experiences and lifestyle during your pregnancy. How you birth your child affects their microbiome and a lot of health conditions later in life. Many of these things you have absolutely no control over, but understanding how things can happen may spur you to greater determination to take care of yourself during your pregnancy. Annie Paul describes a lot of interesting real-life cases that will make you think about how you can impact your child’s health before their even born.
The Good News About PMS: Robyn Stein DeLuca
Maybe you start to go haywire the week before your period each month, maybe you don’t. But the interesting thing that Robyn DeLuca talks about here is that over 90% of us women actually DON’T have PMS, even though the world officially says that we do–that it’s all based off of belief and choosing to say that we do. Take back your pre-menstrual symptoms and use them to your advantage. 🙂
For Parents, Happiness Is A Very High Bar: Jennifer Senior
It’s not a bad thing to want to be a better parent or to provide circumstances for your children that you find will help benefit them for the rest of their lives. But Jennifer Senior describes a world in which we start to become overwhelming from all the worldly pressures and ideals that are constantly pressed upon us. Is that really the best way for us to keep our families happy and healthy? You be the judge.
In Our Baby’s Illness, A Life Lesson: Roberto D’Angelo & Francesca Fedeli
I thought I’d let you watch this one last because it is quick, and reminds all of use that no matter what happens with our children and what we believe we may have done wrong, our worlds are still beautiful and we’ll find a way. This couple tells a tender story about their son’s condition and how they chose to show him the world differently when they realized he simply wanted to see what made them happy.
I will likely watch Ina May’s video a few more times as I get ready for this third pregnancy to finish soon. When you see other’s personal experiences expressed more vividly, what we read over and over becomes more real and believable and even actual truth to us.
I hope that watching these has helped make a difference for you and they have for me. Which one was your favorite?