toRaise Questions Doula Podcast

This week we bring you a repeat of Episode #10 Being a doula is rewarding but can be incredibly draining. Too many of us fail to take care of ourselves as we work so hard to take care of others. Thérèse and Sarah discuss setting appropriate boundaries and standards of self-care for doulas to protect both the birth experience and their own work-life harmony.

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Thérèse has a conversation with Stacie Scott, a labor and delivery nurse in Richmond VA. Stacie speaks to what it is like to be a nurse, insghts about the system and how doulas and nurses can best work together

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Thérèse and Melanie discuss the importance of every doula having a contract beginnng with the first birth they attend and some important clauses that they want to make sure are included and communicated wth their clients. Contractions are for everyone's protection and a necessary aspect of professionalism.

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On the eve of Thanksgiving, Thérèse offers listeners a moment of reflection through a loving-kindness meditation, we all need compassion.

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Thérèse continues her conversation with Carol Wade from Earth Island Herbs. Carol is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild and a nutritional counselor with over 20 years of experience.

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Thérèse has a conversation with Carol Wade from Earth Island Herbs. Carol is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild and a nutritional counselor with over 20 years of experience.

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Thérèse and Melanie have an update from a listener's question and they answer a few more questions.

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Thérèse and Melanie speak with guest, Lisa Chin about the fourth trimester, why she is so passionate about it, what she learned through her own expeirences and what she has created to help others who have options and choices for their time after birth.

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This week we bring you a repeat of Episode 52. Thérèse and Melanie discuss the important topic of how a doula negotiates the conversation with their client about their care provider's reputation both statistically and anecdotally as well as the facility that they plan to birth in. Is it your role? What is your responsibility?

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Thérèse and Melanie discuss the topic of birth shame. Many who give birth differently then what they have envisioned, feel a sense of shame after their expereince. What causes this feeling? What as a doula, can you do to support clients better to avoid this feeling if possible? What as a culture can we do to reduce this risk of shaming continuance?

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Thérèse and Melanie answer a listener's question about the use of the foley bulb as a method of induction. They also address when is the "right" time to enter a client's labor that has begun with an induction and how long do you stay after a cesarean birth.

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Thérèse and Melanie talk with Elizabeth Theriault, a woman who envisioned a beautiful breastfeeding experience with her new baby that became an emotional and physical roller coaster ride due to low milk supply. Elizabeth talks openly about her journey to understanding that sometimes a woman is not able to solely breastfeed and the whys may not be entirely known. A very important listen.

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Thérèse and Melanie to talk with Karla Helbert, LPC about perinatal loss and how best to support clients who have a pregnancy year loss.

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Thérèse and Melanie to talk with Sue Ellen about a home birth to hospital birth transfer she recently attended.

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Thérèse and Melanie to talk with Rachel who shares her birth story and her experience having a doula for support.

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Thérèse and Melanie to talk with Nicole Link-Troen a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist about the history of the ingestion of placentas, the whys, the hows and how to approach this topic with your clients.

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Thérèse and Melanie to talk with Emma O'Brien, a toLabor trained doula and herbalist about how doulas can best serve and support the LGBT client.

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Joy Outland Brock, LCSW, a toLabor trained doula join Thérèse and Melanie once again to talk about how to support clients with perinatal mood disorders.

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Thérèse and Melanie to talk with Joy Outland Brock, LCSW, a toLabor trained doula about perinatal mood disorders, the different categories and how to identify them.

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Thérèse and Melanie talk with Rachel a doula from Arizona about a recent birth she attended.

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Thérèse and Melanie talk with Cristin Pascucci about ACOG's debate at their annual meeting in regard to induction for all women at 39 weeks.

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Thérèse interviews 3 doulas who began in solo practice but who have now expanded their business to include other doulas and other services.

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Thérèse and Melanie answer a listener's question on how to support a client who has intervetions.

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Thérèse and Melanie to talk with Melissa Yeager, a toLabor Certified Professional Birth Doula about circumcision and boundary lines.

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Former podcast moderator Sarah Allen-Short join Therese and Melanie to discuss input from listeners in regard to Episode 71, The Spirit of Beig a Doula

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Sarah Allen-Short joins Melanie to have a talk about Thérèse and what she is facing currently.

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Thérèse turns the interview table on Melanie. They discusses how Melanie came itno birth work and how it has evolved into a full time career.

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Case Study:Marie from Florida talk with Thérèse and Melanie about a situation she had with a client that raised a lot of questions for her in regard to defining her role and her boundary lines.

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Thérèse and Melanie have a conversation about the spirit of being a doula and maintaining your integrity.

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Thérèse and Melanie share stories while discussing birth work and what it has unexpectedly brought into their lives.

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Thérèse and Melanie record live at the RVA Birth Event 2016. Listen to their conversation with Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein and numerous guests who stop by to chat.

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Sarah and Therese discuss with Marcia a labor and birth that she attended 2 years ago that emotionally took its toll on her related to her client's reaction to her in the postpartum period.

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Thérèse and Melanie discuss a listener's dilemma who cannot figure out how to cover all of the important topics during her prenatal visits with her clients.

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