toRaise Questions Doula Podcast

Therese takes a question about setting up a virtual doula practice, and Sarah and Therese talk about working with hospitalists.

Direct download: Episode_40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

Therese and Sarah talk to Anne from Baltimore, who is still working to process a difficult birth from several months ago that involved a number of interventions and a very long pushing stage. Anne talks to Therese about her role in what was a fairly traumatic experience for her client.

Direct download: Episode_39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am EDT

Sarah and Therese talk about how water can be used effectively in a labor for pain relief and even labor augmentation.

Direct download: Episode_38_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

Therese and Sarah go over some of the items and tools that might be useful to take to a birth at a home or a birthing center and prioritize those items that are most useful.

Direct download: Episode_38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

Sarah and Therese talk about helping clients face the potential for loss in birth.  

Direct download: Episode_36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

Therese and Sarah talk about working with a backup, financial arrangements with other doulas, and situations you may face that would necessitate a backup.

Direct download: Episode_35.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

Jenny from Michigan joins Therese and Sarah to talk about supporting type A moms who have a hard time letting go and surrendering to labor.

Direct download: Episode_34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

Being on call is one of the hardest aspects of doula life. As we head into the busiest holiday season in the US, Therese and Sarah talk about how to deal with being on call, practically, spiritually, and emotionally, an issue that affects us all year round but that can feel especially present during the winter.

Direct download: Episode_33.mp3
Category:Self Care -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

Therese and Sarah talk to Terri, a doula in San Diego who has a client who wants to try to VBAC with a breech baby and a bicornate, or heart-shaped uterus. Therese helps Terri sort out the options and choices she can give her client.

Direct download: Episode_32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

Most doulas will eventually have a client who is angry at them, whether fairly or unfairly. Therese and Sarah talk about how to handle being blamed for something you feel is not your fault and also how to grapple with the realization that you did make mistakes and that a client has legitimate complaints.

Direct download: Episode_31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am EDT