Jun 13, 2021
Shira is a social media creative and Mo is at the cusp of finishing his 10 year journey to becoming a neonatologist. They retell the birth stories of their 3 children, highlighting the stark differences between having their first 2 babies 10 years ago as newlyweds and their 3rd baby who was born a few months ago. Shira faced quite a few obstacles during her first birth, including an unexpected acute medical condition and her baby showing signs of distress during labor. The couple gives their individual perspectives of this birth, which are quite different. Shira accessed her connection with G-d to get through this difficult time while Mo's medical training gave him a different view. Mo talks about how working with critically sick newborns influenced the way he experienced their latest pregnancy and Shira talks about how being married to a doctor with an intensely busy schedule created the need for more control over her birth. They also talk about the perks of having a neonatologist for a father of a newborn.
Shira's expression of creativity and spirituality takes on many forms. Her trademark rainbow challahs, iconic Jewish pop art and stunning video creations can be found on her Instagram account @itsaconfettiparty. She most recently began selling her original, Jewish inspired, neon hued pop art paintings on her new Instagram page, @theshirashencollection.
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