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The Healers Café

187 EpisodesProduced by Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practiWebsite

Hi, it's Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) and I want to welcome you to the Healers Cafe.I am so excited to be doing this series of interviews and what I'll be doing is, is asking all kinds of healthcare practitioners, doctors, healers of all types, to re… read more


Birthing a New Experience As a Midwife with Cheryl Furer on The Healers Café with Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Cheryl Furer, midwife, educator & healer.

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Highlights from today's episode include:

Cheryl Furer (10:55):

I'm so I'm grateful that you, even with eight, authoritative opinions, you still went out and sought a midwife who said, I believe in your body, I believe in your ability to do this. And there's so much grace and empowerment in that because....... That's our model is that we believe normality. 

Cheryl Furer (14:13):

Midwifery also became a target of the American medical association. And so the early 19 hundreds, they used anti-immigrant sediments racist sediments to start a propaganda campaign against midwives. And this campaign took about 50 years and in about 1950, they had pretty well eliminated most midwives out of most practices through legislation, through laws and through the media of the public, you know, making it seem like midwives were causing all these problems. When in all actuality midwives were serving their communities. Many black midwives were the ones who kept midwifery alive in this country. You know, from 1619 until until modern day. And honestly, the American medical association really did target, that population, which made women fearful of birth. And then they had go to the hospital and then the hospital practices, weren't all that great.

Cheryl Furer (40:28):

So often when I'm having conversations about who to invite to the birth. And so this includes your midwife. But sometimes people think, well, my parents or siblings, you know, what do we do think about people or that person, and if you could have an orgasm in front of them. So with your midwifery relationship, that trust develops over time, and you will know if that midwife, isn't the right one for you. We all have different personalities. And if you go to the interview and that person does not match with your personality, we don't hire them, go to another person, interview them, see how they match trust your gut, trust your instincts. And so if you're trying to decide whether to invite your mother or your mother in law, think about it. Could I have an orgasm in front of them?


About Cheryl Furer

Cheryl Furer is a midwife, educator and healer dedicated to providing expectant mothers with the knowledge, care and power to create safe, healthy and memorable prenatal and postpartum experiences.

As the owner of Experience Midwifery, online midwifery coaching, Cheryl serves as an emotional compass, supporting and mentoring professional women navigating their transition into motherhood.

Through her practice and with coaching, she empowers pregnant women who want more than just the generic maternity information. They want an expert who has the education and skill to understand what’s happening with their bodies and the ability to give them personalized education.

Many women don’t know what to expect when they find out they’re expecting, and stories about childbirth can range from magical to horrific. Cheryl uses her midwifery and coaching training to eliminate confusion and lower stress and anxiety, so expecting moms can revel in the glory of motherhood.

If you’re ready to carve out an intimate, safe and healthy space for yourself as an expecting mother, there’s no better person to talk to than Cheryl.  Sign up for the Nutrition Workshop or the next Sacred Circle today! 


About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:

Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker with a TEDx talk in September 2020, and the author of the Amazon best-selling book "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask." Watch for her next book, due out in 2020.


About The Healers Café:

Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.


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