toRaise Questions Doula Podcast

Thérèse and Sarah welcome Melanie Headley, the new co-host of the podcast, and the three women talk about doula burnout, how to re-energize, and how to know when it's time to walk away.

Direct download: ToRaise44.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm EST

Violet, an experienced birth attendant calls to talk to Therese and Sarah about a client who has trouble relaxing into labor and how best to support her.

Direct download: ToRaise43.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Thérèse talks to Sarah about her view of birth as a human right and a civil right, and the role of birth workers in supporting those rights.

Direct download: ToRaise42.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Direct download: Episode_41.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:51pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST