toRaise Questions Doula Podcast

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.

Direct download: ToRaise96.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

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

Direct download: ToRaise95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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.

Direct download: ToRaise94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

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.

Direct download: ToRaise93.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

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

Direct download: ToRaise92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

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.

Direct download: ToRaise91b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

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?

Direct download: ToRaise91.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

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?

Direct download: ToRaise90.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

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.

Direct download: ToRaise89.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

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.

Direct download: ToRaise88.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT