toRaise Questions Doula Podcast (general)

Thérèse and Melanie discuss what a doula would do if she meets a client for the first time in labor (volunteer program, on call doula or L&D nurse/doula). What are the best questions/discussions to have if you meet them early on in labor or in an induction? What about if they are in transition? 

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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 talk with a listener from Idaho, Heather,  who is looking for examples of how to help a mom when she is floundering in the intensity of transition. How do you have a "take charge" attitide in order to calm her, give her support, and help her move forward?

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Thérèse and Melanie talk with two toLabor Certified Professional Doulas about boundary lines with clients, how they support one another for births as well as being one another's doula for emotional support.

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Thérèse and Melanie answer a question from a listener in Isarel who wonders about the importance of having a mulititude of skils to offer your client or is emotional support the most important? What percent of doula work is emotional and psychological support? What percent is based on
knowledge of the ins and outs of pregnancy and labor, and implementation of physical supports?

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Thérèse and Melanie answer a question from a listener in Isarel who wonders about the importance of having a mulititude of skils to offer your client or is emotional support the most important? What percent of doula work is emotional and psychological support? What percent is based on
knowledge of the ins and outs of pregnancy and labor, and implementation of physical supports?

Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Thérèse and Melanie discuss what the role of a doula is from the time from the birth of the baby until the baby's first latch.

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Thérèse and Melanie focus on the important role a doula plays in helping to create a more realsitic and smoother pathway for their client's breastfeeding experience in the prenatal period.

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Thérèse and Melanie talk about what to do when you are excited to begin the work of being a doula but you areun sure where to find clients and how. They also discuss their thoughts on how to conduct your interview appointment---where, who, what to bring, how long, etc. Good listen for experienced doulas as well.

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Thérèse and Melanie talk to women's childbirth advocate Cristen Pascucci (Improving Birth and Birth Monopoly) and professional photographer/doula Lindsay Askins (Spot of Serendipity) are driving from San Francisco to Philadelphia, stopping along the way to meet and photograph the women of America who have experienced and witnessed traumatic birth and obstetric violence.

http://www.exposingthesilenceproject.com/

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