Insatiable with Ali Shapiro, MSOD, CHHC

250. Food, Conception + Birth: Safety Origins with Stacey Ramsower 

October 19, 2022 Ali Shapiro, MS, CHHC Season 13 Episode 1
Insatiable with Ali Shapiro, MSOD, CHHC
250. Food, Conception + Birth: Safety Origins with Stacey Ramsower 
Show Notes

Have you ever thought about your birth? 
If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t. And yet, as Stacey shares, according to Ayverveda’s Sankyha philosophy, 25% of who we are comes from our conception and birth. This makes safety and food intimately connected and tangled from before we even make our Earth-side entrance. 

In order to understand food’s connection to safety, we are starting at the beginning. Specifically, our beginnings as we began growing in the womb and then officially made our Earth side entrance.


In this heart-felt, deep conversation, we discuss:

  • Stacey’s tumultuous relationship with food and what she discovered was at the root of her restriction and then binging-purging symptoms. 

  • The role our gestation and support our Mother’s do or don’t receive contributes to our sense of safety, according to Ayurveda’s Sankyha philosophy.
  • How food provides a sense of literal structure to our bodies and thus safety. And if we don’t get the structure or felt presence of being “seen, held, and known” in relationships, we turn to food for safety. 

  • How early stage eating influences what we were “told” about what and how much is available to us. While mainstream emotional eating advice says we binge or overeat in reaction to restriction, we discuss there’s also overeating in anticipation of not having enough food or other forms of safety. 
  • Why we eat during transitions like work to home or Friday night to weekend and how birth as our first official transition can leave an imprint on how we experience transitions today. And some tips for making transitions easier today so we don’t need food. 
  • How Stacey’s healing journey to develop a broader sense of safety beyond food led to her first ever awe inspiring pregnancies post-meeting her birth mother. 

Stacey Ramsower is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach, Holistic Perinatal Consultant, Somatic Sex Educator, and mother. She supports women through their transformation to Motherhood through ritual practices, hands on work, and private coaching. Stacey is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology. She lives in Tucson, AZ with her husband and two kids.


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