toRaise Questions Doula Podcast

Thérèse and Melanie invite two partners/husbands into the studio to discuss the role of supporting an active doula. What does it take? What are the downsides of this role? What have they learned along the way? What have they found works and doesn't work. An excelelnt and honest look of the impact of this work on personal relationships

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Thérèse and Melanie discuss a whether having a child is a prequisite to being a doula? What if you become pregnant , should you continue offering services while pregnant and if so, when do you take a pause? When do you return? Can you take your baby with you to a birth?

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Thérèse and Melanie talk to physical therapist Lynn Shulte-Leech about how to help women understand the importance of knowing the state of their pelvic floor muscles in order for them to have the possibility of a smoother labor, birth and postpartum. Visit to learn more.

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Thérèse and Melanie discuss a listener's question who is working with a client where there is no partner involved. Her mother will be there for the delivery and in the interview the client shared that they have a pretty tense relationship. 

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Thérèse and Sarah talk to artist and author Susan Singer about her book, Birth Affirmations and what a powerful and useful tool affirmations and visualizations can have on a person's pregnancy, birth and into the postpartum. Susan's book is available at, receive a 10% discount by entering toLabor when checking out.

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