824| Unmedicated Hospital Hypnobirth with Supportive Birth Team – Erika Pablo

Erika is honored to share her story of two hospital unmedicated, hypnobirthing births as a Black and Asian mom. Each birth couldn’t be more different with the first one in the summer of June 2018 and the second in January 2021, where she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and induced. Erika was still able to have two empowering, life changing experiences. She was surrounded by love and support from her husband, sister, doula, midwives, Hypnobabies tracks, and of course endless birth hour episodes in preparation. 

Erika Pablo Bio

Erika (she/her/hers) is married (for 8) to her partner of 14 years and is a mother of two kiddos, one kindergartner and a 2.5 year old. She identifies as Black and Dutch-Indonesian. She was born and raised in Tacoma and currently resides at her home in West Seattle with her husband and two young kids. She works in local government and previously served on a coalition that provided legal info and doula support to incarcerated parents impacted by the Child Welfare System. She enjoys family walks, visits to the beach, all things personal finance, bravo reality tv, and fantasy football. Connect with Erika on IG at @mixedgirlfinance or @erikaa_p.


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