In this interview Rae Goodman-Lucker and I talk about his experiences in preparing for pregnancy and birthing two children. She shares about her struggle to get doctors to believe the severity of his pregnancy fatigue, how he planned a community ceremony in preparation for pregnancy, and her perspectives on pain management during birth that are derived from queerness. Our kids are playing around us as we talk for this recording, so there's also some really cute moments of parenting in action.
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A Womb of Their Own, directed by Cyn Lubow, is a movie about pregnant folks who don't identify as women or identify as genderfluid. Rae and his partner are featured in this movie.
Here's an interview with Rae when she was pregnant: https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/8xk49z/experiencing-pregnancy-when-you-dont-identify-as-a-woman
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Music for this episode:
“Detroit” by Great White Buffalo “Part-Time Lover” by the Undynamic Pop Experiment This podcast was produced and recorded on the lands of the Ohlone people.
Transcription for this episode will be available soon.