toRaise Questions Doula Podcast

This week's toRaise Questions doula podcast features a conversation with Dr. Stuart Fischbein (https://www.facebook.com/DrStuartFischbein) , an OBGYN in LA who has been a tireless advocate for choice, autonomy, and informed consent in birth for more than 30 years. We talk to him about how doulas can and should work with OBs. Check out his weekly birth podcast,http://drstuspodcast.com/, and his website at birthinginstincts.com. Dr. Stu has won three Physician of the Year awards and one Lifetime Achievement Award from the Doula Association of Southern California. 

Direct download: Episode_15.mp3
Category:obstetricians -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

Therese tells the story of her daughter Happy Anne and how the experiences she has been through have informed her doula practice

Direct download: Episode_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

Sarah interviews Therese about how she got into birth work and some of her background.

Direct download: Episode_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

Carrie calls in to tell the story of a very long labor that she attended and discuss all the decision points that faced her and the laboring mother along the way.  

Direct download: Episode_12_-_Fixed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

A disturbingly large percentage of women have a history of sexual abuse, which history may or may not cause challenges during labor.  Sarah and Therese discuss compassionate and responsible ways of approaching this difficult topic in doula practice.

Direct download: Episode_11.mp3
Category:sex abuse -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Sarah and Therese discuss setting appropriate boundaries and standards of self-care for doulas to protect both the birth experience and their own work-life harmony.

 

 

Direct download: Episode_10.mp3
Category:Self Care -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Pitocin is among the most common medical interventions used by laboring women and their care providers to induce and/or accelerate labor.  Sarah and Therese discuss the hormone and its relationship to the role of the doula.

Direct download: Episode_09.mp3
Category:Interventions -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Sarah and Therese discuss the role of the birth partner and other non-professionals who may attend a birth.

Direct download: Episode_08.mp3
Category:Partners -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Sarah and Therese have a chat with Kim James, founder of DoulaMatch.net, and talk about what makes a great match between doula and client.

Direct download: Episode_07.mp3
Category:DoulaMatch -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Sarah and Therese take some time to answer listener questions submitted via email, including the topic of texting vs. talking on the phone with clients.

Direct download: Episode_06_-_FIXED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am EDT