toRaise Questions Doula Podcast (general)

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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Happy New Year! The ladies are on a much-deserved break but didn't want you all to go without. Here's a ToRaise Flashback in which Sarah and Thérèse talk about the challenges and joys of a doula's on-call existence. Enjoy! 

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Thérèse and Melanie discuss one of the most common challenges of a doula, when do you go be with your client in labor? Is it ok to come and then go? How do you know? Is there a formula for this ongoing circumstance? By discussing 2 births that Melaine recently attended, examples are shown as to how you can perhaps have more clarity on this somewhat mysterious predicament.

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Thérèse and Melanie answer a listener's question in regard to episiotomies vs tears, is it better to be cut by a PCP or to allow the body to tear on its own? Which heals better?

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