toRaise Questions Doula Podcast

Being on call is one of the hardest aspects of doula life. As we head into the busiest holiday season in the US, Therese and Sarah talk about how to deal with being on call, practically, spiritually, and emotionally, an issue that affects us all year round but that can feel especially present during the winter.

Direct download: Episode_33.mp3
Category:Self Care -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

Therese and Sarah talk to Terri, a doula in San Diego who has a client who wants to try to VBAC with a breech baby and a bicornate, or heart-shaped uterus. Therese helps Terri sort out the options and choices she can give her client.

Direct download: Episode_32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

Most doulas will eventually have a client who is angry at them, whether fairly or unfairly. Therese and Sarah talk about how to handle being blamed for something you feel is not your fault and also how to grapple with the realization that you did make mistakes and that a client has legitimate complaints.

Direct download: Episode_31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am EST

How to talk to and support clients after a birth that didn't go as they planned and how to balance your vision of how the client's birth went with theirs.

Direct download: Episode_30.mp3
Category:Interventions -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Sarah and Therese talk to Erica, an experienced postpartum doula about the role of the postpartum doula in supporting families.

Direct download: Epsiode_29.mp3
Category:Postpartum -- posted at: 9:09am EST

Sarah and Therese discuss the realities of competitive attitudes in birth work especially among doulas and midwifes.

Direct download: Epsiode_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm EST

Sarah and Therese discuss the importance of the postpartum visit.  

Direct download: Episode_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EST

Sarah and Therese discuss ways for doulas to work constructively within the hospital setting to make sure their clients' voices are heard.

Direct download: Episode_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm EST

Sarah and Therese discuss prenatal visits.  

Direct download: Episode_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

Sarah and Therese discuss a range of topics including doulas trusting their own instincts while encouraging their clients to trust theirs.  

Direct download: Episode_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EST