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Meet Me Downstairs

Meet Me Downstairs

By Brittany Golding

Meet Me Downstairs is a podcast and forum that honours the woman in the mother and the woman within ourselves, mother or not. It's a place for us to talk about the female body. To educate ourselves on what it means to be a woman and break away from the way society and the patriarchy has traditionally raised us. We are entering a journey to deeply love who we are and feel empowered in the female skin we exist in.
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21. Miki Agrawal: Living A Life That Is Truly Lit Up

Meet Me DownstairsMar 01, 2021

43: Chloe Fisher: Finding peace with Fertility ~ a journey to Motherhood
Jun 29, 202201:03:55
42. Kaitlin Klimmer: How the Sleep Training Industry has impacted our own intuition
Jun 22, 202236:33
41. Allison Oswald: The Pelvic Floor + Motherhood
Jun 15, 202244:38
40. Attia Taylor: Making health education accessible for all
Jun 08, 202234:43
39. Louise de Menthon: Unmedicated Vaginal Twin Birth Story
Jun 01, 202201:11:36
38. Tracy Gillet/Raised Good: Exploring the Practice of Natural Parenting
May 25, 202248:07
37. Portia Brown: Overcoming Sexual Fears + Anxieties
May 18, 202237:57
36. Amy Taylor-Kabbaz: The Transition Into Motherhood ~ Matrescence
May 11, 202201:09:20
35. Birth Story: Sarah ~ Water Birth

35. Birth Story: Sarah ~ Water Birth

Birthing through water, a personal dream of mine, and a reality for Sarah Murray. Sarah shared her at home, water birth with us. Reeling us in with her magic and giving us a glimpse into bringing her son to this realm. It was truly enjoyable to listen to this. She takes us through her pregnancy, the stigmas surrounding home birth, her epic team, a little sex and the city, and the arrival of her son. Thank for you for this Sarah. This episode is also closing out our third season of Meet Me Downstairs! Thank you to everyone for being a part of this community, and coming back again and again to listen and engage. It’s such a blessing and I’m eternally grateful. We’ll be back with season 4 toward the end of the year. Love always, Brit xoxo
May 17, 202135:03
34. Birth Story: Rachael ~ Home Birth

34. Birth Story: Rachael ~ Home Birth

Birth, the most epic thing on this planet, and today we are sharing another story. The home birth of Rachael Newsam, who brings us in to her experience from a quiet labor, to a roaring birth. It's such a positive representation of the capabilities of birth when we just give ourselves a chance to feel in-tune with our bodies. When we take ourselves back to the instincts of a completely natural place. Rachael is also a Doula and she shares with us some of her knowledge and thoughts on the system of birth, and how women can reclaim their control in a society that tries to silence. Thank you for sharing your words, and your story sprinkled with that fairy dust magic. Check out her IG and follow along her journey of supporting women. 

May 10, 202142:36
33. Dr. Alexandra Solomon: Finding Harmony In Co-Parenting

33. Dr. Alexandra Solomon: Finding Harmony In Co-Parenting

Today's episode is a loving conversation on co-parenting and how couple's can enter this new space with love, and understanding of each other and the process. I'm joined by the impeccable Dr. Alexandra Solomon, who is a clinical psychologist that specialises in relationships. We start our conversation with a peek into relationships in general, and how our childhood and upbringing affects the way we love, and then we enter into such a powerful conversation on co-parenting, how we can still create unity as a family living in two different homes, how we can shift this awful narrative that ending relationships is a failure, and how to prepare the new family for external love to come in. 

This was a particularly special conversation for me, because I’ve recently entered a loving co-parenting relationship and to help myself and my ex navigate through it in the best way we can, I was outsourcing for any insight possible and the field was slim. I saw it as a beautiful opportunity to not only share with you all, something going on in my life, but also create a resource for anyone going through co-parenting, divorce, or perhaps approaching it in in some way.

More about Dr. Solomon? She is a clinical assistant professor at Northwestern University where she teaches the internationally renowned course, Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101, and she’s a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University.

She is the author of Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want (New Harbinger, 2020) and Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017).  She also writes a column for Psychology Today and is frequently asked to talk about love, sex, and marriage with media outlets including The Today Show, O Magazine, The Atlantic, Vogue, and Scientific American.

She’s got an online course that you can have access to right now called Intimate Relationships 101, as well as other incredible resources that you can find on her webpage and her IG account @dr.alexandra.solomon. Also check out her free quiz on relationship self awareness: Quizzzzz

Dr. Solomon, we love you, grateful you, and thank you for your insight, wisdom, and energy. 

Love always, Brit xoxo

May 03, 202143:27
32. Birth Story: Steph ~ Twin Birth

32. Birth Story: Steph ~ Twin Birth

Today's birth story is a twin birth! We are joined by the charismatic and magnificently cute momma Steph Knaggs, from Barbados. She shares her experience of birthing her two baby girls into this world. She guides us from her pregnancy, and her wishes of having a vaginal birth, to entering labor, attempting her vaginal delivery and ultimately ending up with a successful cesarian delivery that brought her daughters to this realm. She gives some incredible insight into relinquishing control within birth, finding peace in the chaos, and truly viewing birth (no matter what kind), as a beautiful and magical experience. Thank you Steph for sharing your touching story with us.

Apr 26, 202137:17
31. The Rebel Mamas: Feeling Financially Empowered As A Woman

31. The Rebel Mamas: Feeling Financially Empowered As A Woman

We are welcoming the Rebel Mama’s to the podcast today! They are the queens of real motherhood, and being cool as fuck while doin’ it. They are also my new favourite gurus when it comes to feeling financially empowered as a woman and as a mother. Today we break down a topic that is quite feared, and not very welcoming for women, but one that is sooooo damn needed, and I thnk women are ready to take control of it, and that's moneyyyy honeyyy. These gals help to just put things in simple terms, and guide you through it, not making you feel like you’re sitting in front of some white man in a suit mansplaining money to you! 

The Rebel Mama is a multimedia platform and community - founded by Nikita Stanley and Aleks Jassem - that is rebranding motherhood for a new generation. It has evolved over the last 6 years into two best-selling books, a blog, a podcast, a 10,000-member private forum and popular social channels. Aleks and Nikita are moms They’re entrepreneurs. They’re thought leaders. They’re community builders. And they’re here for a good time. They have a new book out now called: GET YOUR $HIT TOGETHER: The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for Financially Empowered Moms, which was a follow up to the 2020 re-release of their originally self-published “Handbook for (Cool) Moms”

The ladies also just launched a new podcast called THE REBEL MAMA HOTLINE where they discuss hot parenting topics, dismantle taboos, chat with their audience, and laugh their way through the chaos. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify or wherever you stream yours.

Get your notebooks, and enjoy this amazing episode!


Apr 19, 202142:38
30. One Year Anniversary Celebration ~ a reconnect to our purpose
Apr 15, 202113:21
29. Olivyah Bowen: Reclaiming Our Power To Birth

29. Olivyah Bowen: Reclaiming Our Power To Birth

Today we are talking about reclaiming our power to birth. This topic is one I hold very close to my heart, as a doula I just see the immense potential of instinctual birthing and the incredible need to shift the narrative of birth from being this painful, scary experience, to one that is liberating and primal. I couldn’t think of a better person to join me in this conversation then Olivyah Bowen of Her Holistic Path, a resource I used a lot during my pregnancy. She is so passionate about instinctual birth and she is also an incredible advocate for the black maternal community in the United States and worldwide. We get into a little bit of everything, the way society has depicted our birth narrative, the most common fears surrounding birth and how we can re-frame them, the tragic and increasing rates of black maternal deaths and the resources black mamas can use to feel more confident in birth, we get into hospital births vs home births and lots of other things in between. It’s an amazing conversation and it just so happens to come out during #blackmaternalhealth week, I love when things synchronistically align like that. Olivyah hosts an amazing workshop called The Melanated Birth Workshop so if you are a pregnant mama, someone who works in the birth community (especially in the US), or just interested in what she has to say please check that out! 

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Apr 12, 202140:14
28. Lacey Haynes: Sexual Liberation In Motherhood

28. Lacey Haynes: Sexual Liberation In Motherhood

Ladies and gals, today we are talking about sexual liberation in motherhood and quite frankly, womanhood! Let it be known this podcast is for anyone that wants to connect to their sexual fire in an honest and raw way. We are joined by Lacey Haynes and she has me so fired up and inspired. There are so many stereotypes that can put a roadblock between motherhood and sexuality and this topic in particular is a huge piece that pushed me to start this podcast in the first place. Since becoming a mom, I have been so disconnected to my sexual spark, to that intimate connection with myself, let alone with another person, and then pair that with all these stereotypes and societal views that really do us a disservice to listen to and take in. You know the... "once you become a mom you aren’t sexy in the same way anymore", or because our bodies change that makes us less appealing, "once you get married the sex just ends", "sex after baby is a nightmare, but just keep goin", "you're only sexy if you look like this". I'm calling bullshit on society and instead reclaiming my sexual fire in my own way ~ and I truly hope this episode inspires that for you too! Listening to this is a start in your awakening, talking about it with women who approach sex from a place of sincerity and understanding, and reclaiming your sexual prowess the way it looks like for you, not the way the media tell us it's "supposed" to look like.

Lacey this magnificent queen, she is a British-Canadian educator and visionary in the field of sexual empowerment and relationships and she teaches women to connect to their bodies by understanding, healing and accessing their sexual energy for creative liberation and full power living. She is the founder of School of Whole and co-founder of Lacey + Flynn, which she runs alongside her husband Flynn Talbot. Lacey’s School of Whole Program which you will hear her talk about opens up for new applicants on April 19th, and you can actual pre-register for it right now: click here ~ This episode is truly one of my favourites, and my gratitude runs wild for this woman and her passion.

To listen to more episodes like this, view our full episode list where you vibe to podcasts.

Love always, XOXO Brit

Apr 05, 202139:44
27. Birth Story: Tess Visona ~ Vaginal Birth Turned Emergency C-Section
Apr 01, 202136:12
26. Celest Pereira: Moving With Intention
Mar 29, 202134:08
25. Birth Story: Brit ~ Vaginal birth with epidural

25. Birth Story: Brit ~ Vaginal birth with epidural

As part of Season 3 we are peppering in a few birth stories! Birth is one of biggest things a woman can go through and bringing light to different versions of birth is a privilege. We are kicking of this mini segment with my own personal birth story ~ for those of you who don't know me, I'm Brit, creator of this pod. I take you through my pregnancy, making a big decision and switching doctors halfway through. Starting my labor with all intentions of keeping this as natural as possible (sound familiar lol) and ending up having an epidural. Going from a state of panic, to bliss, and welcoming my father by side who became my doula and truly transformed my birth experience. I vaginally delivered my son to my chest at 3:07pm. It was freakin' epic and I'm sooooo grateful to have had this experience and now be able to share it. 

For those who are interested in sharing their own birth experience on the podcast, please get in touch with me! We are looking for 2 more gals to share their experience

Love always Brit XO 

Mar 25, 202126:47
24. Candace Borland: Breaking Down Stereotypes ~ Mothers in Business

24. Candace Borland: Breaking Down Stereotypes ~ Mothers in Business

The world is full of stereotypes, most of which do society a disservice. Finding places and boxes for everyone to go in for the sake of 'comfort'. Mothers + women are two massive categories of humans that get thrown into a lot of very tightly wound boxes and frankly...we are done with it. Today I'm joined the magnetic and epic Candace Borland who is one week away from becoming a parent. She is in an incredibly successful woman in the world of business, being the president and partner of a renowned creative agency, Anomaly and most importantly she is a wonderfully kind human being. Being that she is the leader of a huge organisation and still in the phase of 'awaiting her baby's arrival', I thought it would be interesting to speak to her now. Whilst the reality of parenthood hasn't fully set it and discuss woman and mothers in business. The pressures she feels, the observations she's encountered on her way to the top and how she is going to re-write the rules for herself. It's a wonderful conversation, one that has inspired me to continue to forge my path with grace and strength and I hope that she does the same for you.

A bit more about Candace ~ outside of Anomaly, Candace is active in her family business, an internationally renowned livestock, genetics and export company. Her newest venture is a Fullblood Japanese Wagyu business that focuses on and advocates for premium, ethically raised beef. When she's not working Candace and her husband love to travel the world and try their hand at things like half marathons and hiking challenges.

Mar 22, 202148:41
23. Chaneen Saliee: Solidarity In Motherhood
Mar 15, 202132:59
22. Dr. Jessica Zucker: I Had A Miscarriage

22. Dr. Jessica Zucker: I Had A Miscarriage

Today we are lovingly entering a deep conversation about Miscarriage and pregnancy loss. My guest Dr. Jessica Zucker is an incredible women in the movement to release the stigma that surrounds miscarriage, she is actually the creator of the #IHadAMiscarriage campaign which took over social media and magazines and aided in giving women the freedom and acceptance to share their losses and not feel like they are doing this alone. It’s been too long that this subject has been silenced and shamed. Having women feel like it's their fault, or that their body has failed them. No more. We are here to help the journey of breaking down walls, pushing past judgement and standing in solidarity with the millions of women who have experienced miscarriage. A bit about Jessica, she is a Los Angeles-based psychologist specialising in reproductive and maternal mental health. She writes extensively on this topic for outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, and Vogue. Her first book I HAD A MISCARRIAGE: A Memoir, a Movement is available worldwide today! I hope you enjoy this episode, #IHadAMiscarraige.

Mar 08, 202147:06
21. Miki Agrawal: Living A Life That Is Truly Lit Up

21. Miki Agrawal: Living A Life That Is Truly Lit Up

We are back with another really good one for ya. We are joined by Miki Agrawal ~ a social entrepreneur, advisor and investor who uses creativity and disruptive innovation to challenge the status quo and change culture. We talk about living your truth in order to truly shine. Questioning the world around uz, how society has dictated things and how we can push against all of that to live in a way that feels real and authentic to ourselves. She shares with us business advice, experiences from her world of motherhood, and ways in which we can disrupt the world around us so that we are living a life that is truly lit up. She's an amazing reminder of what living with intention looks like and we are so honoured that she shared this space with us. 

A bit more about Miki ~ she is the founder of several acclaimed social enterprises: WILD, Thinx, and TUSHY (collectively valued at over 200 million). She is also the author of the #1 best-selling books Do Cool Sh*t and Disrupt- Her (one of my personal favourites). Miki was named “Fast Company’s Most Creative People”, “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and INC magazine’s “Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs.” Miki sits on the board of Conscious Capitalism and advises several start-ups. What a resume right! Find out more about her here: buy Thinx here and get your Tushy here 


Mar 01, 202134:18
20. Maisie Hill: The Power of Your Period
Sep 28, 202001:01:57
19. Lyndie Irons: Parenting Through Loss

19. Lyndie Irons: Parenting Through Loss

Lyndie Irons ~ one of the most calm natured and kind women I've had the honor of speaking to, had an introduction to motherhood that was surrounded by tragedy. She lost her first husband at 8 months pregnant and had a very big role ahead of her as a new mom and dad. She graciously shares her story of new motherhood, through to deep motherhood as her son is nearing his 10th year. This episode is a very emotional one and a very strong one, dipped with the honesty and the sisterhood we all need. She shares with us her journey of parenting through loss and how her and her son have navigated their relationship with openness and vulnerability, forging an incredibly special bond that units them. She also shares with us the lessons she's learned from mothering for 9 years and the hurdles she's had to overcome as her boy grows into his own human. Lyndie, you are wonderful, i'm deeply thankful to you and your son for opening your doors to us. Lyndie also runs the Andy Irons Foundation (in honor of her late husband) where they focus on impactful, community-based programs for kids that address debilitating conditions like mental illness, addiction and learning disabilities. They strive to create a world where no child struggles alone. For information on how to get involved or to see what else they do, please check them out here:

Sep 21, 202042:23
18. Melissa Vranjes: Finding Orgasmic Freedom
Sep 14, 202050:32
17. Malaika Maitland: A Doula's Insight
Sep 07, 202001:05:46
16. Ashe Brown: The Queer Family
Aug 31, 202053:48
15. Carolijn Braeken: The Lonely First Year of Motherhood
Aug 24, 202040:00
14. Ali Prato: A Journey Through IVF

14. Ali Prato: A Journey Through IVF

Not every journey to motherhood looks the same, and not every journey is an easy one. Sometimes that joy of holding your newborn can be brought to you through a path of loss, heartbreak, challenges, and healing, and it's so important that we as women and mothers give each other opportunities to share in the more difficult pathways. It's through that sharing that we can truly find allyship and kindred spirits like our wonderful guest Ali Prato. She shares with us, her experience of multiple miscarriages, which turned out to be something called secondary infertility, and her success story of conceiving her son through IVF. She also gets super real with the heartbreak that emerged from those reoccurring miscarriages and the silence that surrounds this topic, the pure determination of knowing that her son was mean't to be here after many failed attempts, the conflicts that arose in her marriage because of everything and how she worked through each finite intricate piece of the puzzle that led to her sons joyous existence. Not only is she an amazing guest and mother but she too is the host of her own podcast called Infertile AF where she celebrates all kinds of journeys to motherhood and those choosing not to mother at all. She's also co-founded an incredible organization called Fertility Rally that has been coined the worst group with the best members - a community of support and information for women + families struggling with fertility. Thank you Ali for providing honest conversation about tough topics and also for creating safe homes for women to go to, to find camaraderie and understanding. I hope you enjoy this real af episode ~ blessings to all, MMD xoxox

Aug 17, 202044:01
13. Alex Elle: Mothering Ourselves
Aug 10, 202034:40
12. Dr. Corina Dunlap: Breaking Down Fertility
Jul 06, 202001:05:05
11. Beatrice Dixon: All Things Vaginas
Jun 29, 202030:42
10. Kim Summer: Body Love
Jun 22, 202053:06
09. Jaycina Almond: Trusting Yourself In Motherhood
Jun 15, 202049:02
08. Allison Villa (Psychotherapist + Relationship Expert): The Relationship Seasons

08. Allison Villa (Psychotherapist + Relationship Expert): The Relationship Seasons

Today's episode is exploring the changes in your relationship with your partner when a new baby enters your world. We are joined by Allison Villa  who is a Registered Psychotherapist and relationship expert from Canada. She is the founder of House and Hook, an online platform specializing in keeping couples’ thriving throughout parenthood. We have a really beautiful conversation that breaks down, in a super easy to understand way what happens when our relationships are confronted with change. This change doesn't have to be a baby either, it can be a move, a change in job etc so the insight from this episode is completely applicable even if you don't have children. Allison uses an incredible analogy called the Relationship Seasons that help us to identify where we are and how we can move through things together as a unit. Her teachings have given me such comfort and it's a conversation that I'm truly grateful I get to share with all of you. For more info from Allison or to get in touch with her you can find her at Instagram: @houseandhook - she's also giving away a free Self-Care Toolkit!

Jun 08, 202001:04:20
07. Brittney Valverde: Self Discovery in Motherhood
May 25, 202058:38
06. Jasmine Evelyn: Hello Pelvic Floor

06. Jasmine Evelyn: Hello Pelvic Floor

Hey, hey! Today we are joined by Pelvic Floor Physio Jasmine Evelyn of Mindful Movement Barbados where she works as a registered Pelvic Floor Physio and certified Yoga Teacher. Today we talk about sooooo much vital information. She gives us such a beautiful look into the world of the pelvic floor. What it is, why it's important, how it becomes compromised through pregnancy and birth and why that can lead to things like painful sex, and some incredible tips and exercises that we can do from the comfort of our own home to help us heal our bodies. She also gives us insight into Organ Prolapse which is another symptom that can occur from birth which many women aren't heavily informed of either. We talk about vaginas, loving your body, feeling empowered to explore your body. I'm very grateful for her time and I really encourage you gals to get to know your pelvic floor! 

May 18, 202056:41
05. Chloe Pestana: Moving Through Grief
May 11, 202059:43
04. Romy + Chloe: Boobs, Bottle + Pump

04. Romy + Chloe: Boobs, Bottle + Pump

This episode discusses the different ways in which you can feed your baby. Today's conversation is about breaking down barriers and removing shame when it comes to this topic. There is so much judgement and guilt that goes with this territory and it's time to shine a light - so i'm joined by 2 other moms and between the three of us we've each, breastfed, used formula only, and exclusively pumped. Each a nourishing way to feed your baby. We get super honest about each approach in the hopes that this episode can provide you with comfort in whatever path you are on as well as knowledge of the different ways you can feed. #FedIsBest - we support all methods and to my fellow moms out there if you ever need a little company, please reach out. 

May 04, 202001:09:32
03. Lucy Slight: The Fourth Trimester

03. Lucy Slight: The Fourth Trimester

Today we are joined by Lucy Slight a fellow mom from New Zealand. We talk about those very trying first few weeks and months with our little babies.  Discussing the acceptance of zero control, the fact that bonding doesn't always go as you imagined and the breakdowns that come with the territory. Lucy in particular had a really tough time with her daughter Tui and she takes us through her journey through the hard and into the joy. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel but the tunnel itself can be really dark sometimes. We want to talk about the moments that aren't so pretty and share them, so that other women out there who might be in the struggling phase can be comforted in knowing it's okay that you're feeling that way, you aren't alone, you are seen and it will get better. Love to all the wonderful mama's out - you got this. 

Apr 27, 202055:14
02. Dallas Skopeleanos: A Guide to Postpartum Nutrition

02. Dallas Skopeleanos: A Guide to Postpartum Nutrition

On this episode of Meet Me Downstairs we are joined by Mom and Holistic Nutritionist Dallas Skopeleanos. We cover off a lot of topics today! We get into some honest chats about postpartum sex , the importance of knowledge in your pelvic floor, as well as some much needed insight into the incredible benefits of nutrition on your pregnant and postpartum body. 

Apr 20, 202001:09:28
01. Melissa Vranjes: The Erotic Mother

01. Melissa Vranjes: The Erotic Mother

I'm joined by Melissa Vranjes, a women's hormone and sexual wellness advocate from New Zealand and we discuss the ins and outs of the ever changing, intimate relationship that starts with yourself. Creating a space for her to feel comforted, alive, and raw. We go into postpartum hormones, relationships, fears when it comes to intimacy, emotions, and 5 incredible tips that you can start implementing to awaken the inner erotic mother.  

Apr 13, 202053:38
Meet Me Downstairs Official Introduction + Trailer

Meet Me Downstairs Official Introduction + Trailer

Welcome to the Meet Me Downstairs podcast. We are here to chat with moms + women from all walks of life about the different dimensions to mother + womanhood. Our resounding reason for being is to make sure that we are always honouring the woman in the mother. It’s no doubt that becoming a mother is one of the greatest things in the world and most of the time we are so focused on being the best mom we can be, that sometimes we forget the woman that lives inside.

It’s so important to give that woman within the mother a space to be free. To talk about what’s going on with her, to share the struggles, and celebrate the triumphs. We are here to discuss it all with you. I will be joined by moms and experts from all over the world to give my fellow sisters a widespread landscape of motherhood and feminine existence. We will touch on everything from the physical, emotional and mental changes in your body, to reawakening intimacy with your partner and yourself. We’ll navigate together the immense identity shift that goes with becoming a mother, and everything else in-between. This is a completely comprehensive space to give women support and most of all company in the journey we call motherhood.

Not only will we have this incredible podcast for you to call a friend, but our website and Instagram will be there to offer blogs, interviews, tips, and an always open messaging service to be there whenever you need us. You can also request certain episodes or topics that you want us to discuss, this is a collaboration and if there is information you can’t find out there, you better believe we will hunker down and get it to you.

There is nothing quite like the support of a mother and when we band together in light, love, and sisterhood, we can’t be stopped. Feminine power is a force to be reckoned with and I’m honoured to be able to be a part of the she wolf, mama bear pack that goes with the territory. Thank you so much for listening and following, and I can’t wait to continue to strengthen our bond episode by episode.

Apr 08, 202003:42