toRaise Questions Doula Podcast

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Sarah and Therese discuss doula certification and take a call from Jordana about swollen cervix.

Direct download: Episode_05_-_Small.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

Sarah and Therese discuss prodromal labor.  

Direct download: Episode_04_Small.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36pm EST

Sarah and Therese discuss the benefits and dangers of social media in doula work and take two calls from doulas about the role of social media in doula practice.

Direct download: Episode_3_SocialMedia.mp3
Category:Social Media -- posted at: 10:16am EST

Sarah and Therese discuss posterior positioning and what can be done to help a laboring woman whose baby is in a persistent posterior position.

Direct download: Episode_2_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST