An interview with the host of the Awakening Birth Podcast, Deborah Flowers, RN CPM

Deborah Flowers RN CPM
Deborah Flowers, RN/CPM, provides breast feeding tips to a new mother with twins

Deborah Flowers, RN CPM, is the founder of the Awakening Birth podcast and its corresponding web site,

In this podcast, she is interviewed by midwife Ibu Robin Lim, 2011 CNN Hero of the year and co-founder of Awakening Birth.

Deborah received her training and has worked as a midwife for 30 years at The Farm Midwifery Center in Summertown, Tennessee.

In 1973 she moved to The Farm, considered the largest and one of most successful intentional communities in the world. The Farm is recognized as the home of Spiritual Midwifery, and both of her children were born at home assisted by the community’s midwives. Deborah has now attended the births of her four grandchildren, all arriving into her loving hands on The Farm.

The stories of Deborah’s births are recounted in the best selling bookSpiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives, and her photo appears as one of the community’s midwives in current editions.

Deborah spent two years in Guatemala working in disaster relief after an earthquake, and seven months in Belize training women from 12 Mayan villages about women’s health and skills in midwifery.

In addition to serving as a midwife, Deborah also teaches and does training’s in neonatal resuscitation,  breast feeding, cultural competency, and more, The Farm Midwifery Workshops.

In this podcast, Deborah is interviewed by midwife Robin Lim. Deborah describes her first experience giving birth, as well as her path to becoming a midwife. She shares several of her most memorable births as a midwife, with insights and lessons learned. Deborah also describes the Belize project in the podcast, and the experience of working with Mayan Mopan women, and lives that were saved because of the training they received.

Visit her web site


Music on this podcast:

Opening and closing theme
By  Longzijun bgmusic26 (Almost a Love Story)   Used with permission.
A charitable donation has been made to: The Bumi Sehat Birth Center in Bali,Indonesia

David Mumford
Twinkle Twinkle

Josh Woodward
My Favorite Regret
The Nest