071 – Evie Jeang – Surrogacy and Purpose

Evie Jeang

Why a family lawyer froze her eggs, then founded a one stop for all things surrogacy, why it is empowering for women, the legal and moral implications, and living her purpose…

Evie JeangEvie Jeang, Founder of Surrogacy Concierges, LLC (California’s premier and exclusive one stop shop to your surrogacy and fertility needs), and managing Partner of Ideal Legal Group, LLC (specialized in family law, special education, labor, and worker’s compensation), joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser. This is one of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

In this episode:

  • Why Jeang flew to NYC for this interview
  • Surrogacy and why Jeang never thought she wanted a family
  • Why Jeang froze eggs when she was  30, and the Wall Street Journal did a story, in which Jeang says they thought she was crazy (so did other people)
  • People’s reaction
  • How should you define family?
  • How Evie feels she changed the definition of family
  • Don’t have to be a mom to get married or have your own family
  • Worst choice people make is when they are in fear
  • Why Evie froze her eggs twice
  • Not an issue of being connected to a child for EvieEvie Jeang
  • Genetic testing can find out a lot about likely attributes of a future child
  • How she chose her surrogate
  • Why some people don’t want contact with the surrogate
  • Jeang as a lawyer, understanding of legal side of surrogacy
  • Surrogacy is still a perception, judgment issue
  • Not every state has legalized surrogacy, not legal in NYC, viewed as human trafficking
  • A lot of people come to California for surrogacy, very liberal about it there
  • Range of prices for surrogacy
  • Wanting to feel an unconditional love for another human being, feel every feeling every person can feel
  • How surrogacy teaches one to be a better daughter
  • What Surrogacy Concierges does, and lessons have taken away
  • The desire to control everything the surrogate is doing when they are a part of this big life event
  • Surrogates have to go through a psych evaluation to be sure of their stability and intentions
  • Surrogacy Concierges also has an egg donor bank
  • Why so much focus on Asia (prior one child policy)
  • Why Surrogacy Concierges has an Asian egg donor bank

070 – Claudia Raiken – The Power of Visualization and Intuition in the Birth Journey

Claudia Raiken

Dreambirth imagery…

Claudia RaikenClaudia Raiken, Experienced Doula and Dreambirth Educator and Co-Founder of The Birth Studio, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser. This is one of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

In this episode:

  • Julie shares about when she was pregnant – looking for positive stories of pregnancy and birth, because a lot of stories can worry you
  • Raiken on someone who is a Doula who has seen many births—what journey someone they have been through—-women come crying to her, sweep it away, there’s so much out there that makes birth scary, unknown, we’re not in intimate contact with it anymore
  • Was a body worker, began to see a psychic, who told her she has something important to offer to pregnant women,
  • Just was in her head to become a doula, how she learned what a doula was,
  • As she trained, she learned she was naturally inclined
  • Getting whole brain to work together, allow other knowing to filter in
  • How daydreams help manifest, how imagery worksClaudia Raiken
  • Why thinking about giving birth a certain way helps have a better birth experience
  • Dreambirth condenses and helps form good images
  • Paying attention to thoughts and what we focus on, focusing consciousness
  • Images are one way to focus, are short, fun, poetic
  • Our mind likes it more
  • Getting into one’s “dream brain”
  • The more we sense it in our body through becoming imaginative the more effective the exercise, them more of our own beauty pop outs, connecting with our own star, feel starlight, and try to get the person into their senses
  • Dreams are bringing you to your higher happiness, based on whatever you see as meaningful
  • How Raiken had cancer years ago, and it gave her expertise in imagery because she had to use imagery for herself, completely cancer-free now
  • Everything is more alive than we’ve ever realized
  • The micro and the macro
  • Why we can’t cure without giving up guilt, guilt interferes, knowingness absorbs, imagery can clean that up
  • Don’t just get rid of something—replace it
  • The wisdom of unborn babies
  • People will connect with unborn babies at different levels, but almost all moms are moved, some people won’t allow a connection as much as others
  • When babies communicate

068 – Lisa Wolfson – Medical Reiki

Lisa Wolfson

Medical Reiki in childbirth…

Lisa WolfsonLisa Wolfson, a breast cancer survivor who dedicates her time to spiritual and holistic growth, helping other survivors and all people to reach optimal health and well-being, including administering Reiki in Pre-Op, Operating Rooms, and Recovery Rooms for surgery, medical procedures, and childbirth. She joins Julie Chan to discuss her work, working with Raven Keyes, the nature of Medical Reiki, and the benefits and experience of Reiki in Julie’s own experience giving birth to her son. Lisa joins Julie in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

This is one of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

In this episode:

  • How Wolfson previously founded women’s well center
  • She was  introduced to Reiki there, rit esonated with her, introduced to Raven KeyesLisa Wolfson
  • Have to have the ability to guide yourself through the system
  • Training how Reiki Masters can exist in hard core operating room with patient
  • Benefts from the patient perspective, found much calmer than she thought it would be, security is there is someone there just for them
  • Wolfson is involved in research to prove efficacy of Reiki in operating rooms
  • The value of having others focus attention on healing, gives confidence and security as well
  • The experience of working with Julie during childbirth
  • Julie’s need for support from Lisa, a high risk pregnancy
  • A need to let go and just go with it, letting go of fears, lean into it
  • Julie’s transformation to higher confidence and strengthLisa Wolfson
  • Doing Reiki from a distance, and calling on a group of people
  • How Reiki can affect everyone around the patient
  • Julie feeling supported and loved
  • A scary moment that eliminated the weak part of Julie, leaving the strong, and a huge spiritual lesson
  • Sending energy in days after the birth
  • A turning point
  • Combining a holistic approach with Western medicine