Åsa Holstein

My name is Åsa Holstein and I am a Swedish midwife, healthcare entrepreneur and an advocate for women's rights. The idea behind "The Positive Birth Story Podcast" was born after meeting many women and seeing the need for us to share empowering and positive stories about birth. We need these stories to help us tap into the superpower that resides in all of us. Having a positive experience from giving birth is not the same as birth always being a smooth sailing. It can be a bumpy road for sure. It is more about pushing through the hardships that contributes to the positive experience. And the people that we surround us we. The people that will help us feel safe, respected and loved.

  1. Maternal and Child Health
    Gayle’s Birth Story: knowledge is power

    In this week's episode of The Positive Birth Story Podcast, Gayle tells us about two very different births that took…

  2. Maternal and Child Health
    Connie’s Birth Story: voicing your fear and letting it out

    The Positive Birth Story Podcast features empowering & positive stories about birth. Swedish midwife Åsa Holstein shares her in-depth knowledge…

  3. Maternal and Child Health
    Krissy’s Birth Story: the greatest meditation

    The Positive Birth Story Podcast is back! In this episode we hear from Krissy Shields - founder of Maha Mama.

  4. Maternal and Child Health
    Nancy’s Birth Story: taking charge of your experience

    In this episode we hear from Nancy. Despite more interventions than she wished for, giving birth was ultimately an empowering…

  5. Maternal and Child Health
    Mariah’s Birth Story: trusting your intuition

    Mariah shares the beautiful story of her son's birth.

  6. Maternal and Child Health
    Chrissy’s Birth Story: a new kind of confidence

    In the latest episode of the Positive Birth Story Podcast, Chrissy talks about giving birth to her first child. She…