Oct 30, 2023

How to Prepare for Fatherhood with Dr. Ryan Pope

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Becoming, Children, Fatherhood, Holistic Healing, Parenthood, Parenting, Relationships, Wholeness


Today I welcome Dr. Ryan Pope, a neurostructural Chiropractor, men’s home birthing coach, and rites of passage enthusiast with a giant beardy smile and infectious laugh that lights up any room. He’s spent the last ten years exploring the edges of how to be a man in this world, with a focus on healing, personal growth, business, and the transition from boy to man and man to father. What sets Ryan apart from many modern health professionals is his unwavering trust in the innate capabilities of the human body to heal and bring forth new life naturally. This conviction stems from his incredible partner Amber’s epic 35+ hour wild birth experience and over a decade of watching thousands of people heal naturally under his guidance and care. Alongside his hands-on healing and dedication to his local community through his chiropractic care, Ryan’s global mission is to empower men to unearth an unshakable trust in themselves, in nature, in the human body, and in life itself, contributing to a resilient, confident, and thriving family ecosystem. In this episode, Ryan shares his preparation for fatherhood and wild home birth experience, what he’s learned along the way, and how we can live more intentionally and deeply through our own personal experiences.


  • How to prepare for fatherhood
  • How our past traumas and wounds impact our mind and body 
  • Experiencing grief as we enter fatherhood 
  • The secret to health and long-lasting relationships 

00:00 Intro

01:23 Becoming a Chiropractor

05:52 How does stress show physically?

08:33 Fatherhood and the Rite of Passage

22:01 The unexpected side of fatherhood

24:39 Power of surrender in childbirth and home birth experience

33:39 A father’s journey in childbirth

42:12 Balancing fatherhood and work

49:52 Eldership and support in parenthood

59:15 Empowering change and mindful transformation