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Jul 12, 2020

Diana Tulumba shares valuable insight from when she prepared for the natural birth of her son. Her concerns, fears, challenges, research and mindset, that all played a part throughout each stage of her pregnancy and beyond, as she navigates motherhood in this new chapter of life.


I am a Long Island girl living in Austin Texas with my husband Pete and our sons Jack and Charlie (the furry one). My life consists of writing, coaching, mom and wife-ing. My intention daily is to stay present and open to life and my inner guidance. I don't know where I will be five years from now, but I know it'll be better than I can think of today. There is a lot of useless anxiety pervading us women and so I always end my bio with my favorite quote from A Course in Miracles...  “There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it seems to be. You do not change appearance, though you smile more frequently. Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet.”

Diana Tulumba, CTNC


References shared in this episode:

Each week I would read from MamaNatural’s Book to see what was going on with my baby and what I could do or expect. It was so helpful because it allowed me to just focus in on certain things without being overwhelmed by the plethora of information out there. I trusted I would get to everything I needed to know in the right timing so I didn’t stress that I didn’t know everything off the bat.
I also mentioned this book Mystical Motherhood which grew my relationship and love for my son before he ever arrived.
Each morning I listened to Gabby Bernstein’s birthing affirmations
Raspberry Leaf Tea. Here is an article with more info. 
Dates! Here is an article from Evidence Based Birth (they also have a podcast) which explains the dates and cites the studies.
Dr. Shefali’s book really helped me to love the season I’m in with my baby and not try so hard to be the “old” me but embrace it all for the beauty of the new now. Life is all change anyway right?
Sit on an exercise ball to get the baby in the right position. I don’t know if it worked but my baby was in the right position for birth and I sat on it often. Here’s an article.
MamaNatural’s Natural Birth Course
My review of the birth course and my birth story on