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As doulas, we often give so much of ourselves as we help families navigate labor and the postpartum period. Yet self-care as a doula is often something that falls along the wayside. We often work with clients at their most vulnerable during one of life's biggest transitions. While our work with one client ends, we often step in to support the next client through similar ups and downs. While this never-ending cycle can leave us feeling energized and empowered, it can also leave doulas feeling emotionally and physically spent. Doula self-care can come in many different forms. While massage and bodywork are common suggestions, music therapy, art therapy, and even rage rooms can be great ways to implement self-care. Join us as we explore the importance of self-care and the many options that exist for birth workers today.
Today we are talking to you about how you can prepare for your upcoming labor and delivery. We cover everything from the different stages of labor and what to expect in each one, to optimal laboring positions whether you choose to get an epidural or not. We touch on the emotional side of things including who is going to provide you with support during the duration of your labor and delivery and how you want them to talk to you throughout. Finally we cover the different pain management options and how people with rituals tend to cope a lot better than those without.Birth is really unique to each person and each birth journey can be so different. The one thing that we try to emphasize in this episode is that labor really is intuitive. We are just trying to give you tools so that your toolbox is full. When you get into labor we want you to remember these things and recognize them as normal. We want you to know that you are okay during labor and make sure you have plenty of options so that you are able to find what works best for you.If you know other women that are going to be birthing a child soon, put this in your Instagram story and tag them and @expectingandempowered so they can feel empowered during their delivery. This episode has more information than we ever got in preparation for our births and this info is for free. If you could help us out by texting it to a new mama we would really appreciate that!Free digital downloadPrepping for Labor + Delivery Online Course - for 25% off, enter PODCAST25 at checkoutThe Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions by Penny SimkinLinks & ResourcesExpecting and Empowered YouTube ChannelExpecting and Empowered AppExpecting and Empowered WebsiteExpecting and Empowered Instagram
In this episode, I'm chatting with Kimberly who is the owner of Vela Haven (a birthing services practice). Kimberly is a Doula, Sleep Specialist, and Author‼️She talked about what led her to starting Vela Haven, specific birthing services she offers, her newly released journal “My Pregnancy Haven”, and so much more! Thank you for tuning in! Connect with Kimberly: Website: https://velahaven.com/ Instagram: @velahaven Purchase “My Pregnancy Haven”: https://www.amazon.com/My-Pregnancy-Haven-Postpartum-Preparedness/dp/B0BRLW4TSD/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=My+pregnancy+haven&qid=1673540268&sr=8-1 Keep up with your host, Linnea! Instagram: unpacking_the_box_podcast See what I'm up to! https://linktr.ee/Linnea --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linnea-38/support
Prelabor rupture of membranes or PROM is defined as the spontaneous rupture of the amniotic sac without contractions for an hour or more after the 37th week of pregnancy. Premature prelabor rupture of membranes or PPROM, is the spontaneous rupture of membranes without contraction for an hour or more before the 37th week of pregnancy. PROM is experienced by approximately 8% of pregnant individuals. Less than 1% of pregnant individuals will experience PPROM Doulas often blame PROM on a baby in a "bad" position. Leading each other to believe that labor will not begin if the baby's position is not "corrected." However, data demonstrate that 95% of individuals who experience PROM will go into labor on their own within 72 hours. What doulas do not discuss is the hormonal triggers for PROM. At term, the fetal membranes and the pregnant person's body release prostaglandins. These prostaglandins break down the cells of the amniotic sac, leading to the rupture of membranes. They also break down the cellular matrix of the cervix, which leads to effacement and dilation. Join us as we take a deep dive into the statistics and science surrounding the prelabor rupture of the membranes.
Sarah Hutchison & Lara Martens are the Dynamic Doulas of London, Ontario. Doula work is a delicate balance of keeping a "soft front and hard back", stepping-in and and not overstepping. The fact is, doula burnout is high, the emotional work can be heavy, and the lifestyle is challenging. But as any doula knows, those who are called to the work can't imagine doing anything else and the rewards of supporting mothers in achieving their birth goals are tremendous. Today's episode is an "off-the-record" kind of conversation between us and this "dynamic" doula team, where we get into the heartfelt anguish of being a doula. In today's discussion we explore: What do women really want from their doulas? What's the hardest part of keeping a client happy? Should doulas take on any client who's willing to hire them, or should doulas be selective about whom they choose to work with? How can doulas avoid burnout? How far should a doula go in advocating for their clients and how do doulas manage a client's unwillingness or inability to speak up for herself when faced with an unwanted intervention? How can doulas support women whose birth values starkly differ from their own, and what should doulas do when they suspect the woman's chosen birth location has firm policies in contrast to physiologic birthing? Should doulas speak up more or less, and to what extent do women expect doulas to go beyond birth support and assume the role of protector and advocate? Whether you're looking to be a doula or hire one, today's episode gives you a behind-the-scenes scope into the demanding lifestyle of providing emotional, mental and physical labor support to birthing women and their families. Dynamic Doulas on Instagram.Dynamic DoulasMama Wears AthleisureThe "Cliff Notes" about everything we google as moms with specialists answering questions.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyConnect with us on Patreon for our exclusive content.Email Contact@DownToBirthShow.comInstagram @downtobirthshowCall us at 802-GET-DOWN Work with Cynthia: 203-952-7299 HypnoBirthingCT.com Work with Trisha: 734-649-6294 Please remember we don't provide medical advice. Speak to your licensed medical provider for all your healthcare matters.
The Holy Fathers at Mount Sinai lived in the wilderness around the holy mountain before the Emperor Justinian built the famous Monastery there in 527. The brethren were attacked by a band of Saracen barbarians who massacred Doulas, the superior of the community, and most of the other monks. They only stopped when a pillar of fire rose to the sky from the summit of Sinai, causing them to flee in fear. The Forty-three Holy Fathers at Raithu were massacred on December 22, but are commemorated together with the fathers of Sinai. They lived the monastic life on the shores of the Red Sea. One day about three hundred Ethiopian barbarians raided the area, killing many Christians and enslaving their wives and children. They attacked the church at Raithu, where forty-three fathers had taken shelter. Their abbot Paul enjoined them to persist in prayer to the end, putting no stock in the passing life of this world, which they had renounced when they came to the desert. No sooner had he finished his prayer than the barbarians broke in, slaughtering all the monks but one, who escaped to bring news of the attack to Mt Sinai. When the barbarians returned to their ships they found that the Christians had run their vessels onto the rocks. Enraged, they killed all their prisoners. They themselves were massacred by a band of armed Christians who arrived soon afterward.
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Regardless of how you deliver your baby, you will need to rely on a team of health care providers to help you along the way. This new series explores the various options available to you- starting with a birth doula. What is the doula's role during your childbirth experience? What qualities should you look for in a doula? And where should you start looking for a doula? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In New York City, Black women are nine times more likely than their white counterparts to die during childbirth. This is why maternal health advocates are pushing the city to connect Black mothers-to-be with Black midwives and doulas for better pregnancy outcomes. In this episode, we hear from birth-givers, advocates, and lawmakers about how to give Black New Yorkers better birthing experiences. Host/Producer: Jill Webb Audio Engineer: Anddy Egan-Thorpe Additional Production Assistance: Dempsey Pillot Managing Producer of Podcasts: Femi Redwood
In New York City, Black women are nine times more likely than their white counterparts to die during childbirth. This is why maternal health advocates are pushing the city to connect Black mothers-to-be with Black midwives and doulas for better pregnancy outcomes. In this episode, we hear from birth-givers, advocates, and lawmakers about how to give Black New Yorkers better birthing experiences. Host/Producer: Jill Webb Audio Engineer: Anddy Egan-Thorpe Additional Production Assistance: Dempsey Pillot Managing Producer of Podcasts: Femi Redwood
Stripping membranes or membrane sweep is a common intervention performed in the final weeks of pregnancy. While this may seem like a simple intervention, it is important for clients to understand what they may experience. Stripping of the amniotic membranes stimulates the production of oxytocin and prostaglandins. This intervention serves two purposes. The first is to try to hasten the ripening of the cervix. The second is to try and stimulate the onset of labor. While this procedure may be uncomfortable or painful when performed, the goal is to stimulate cervical change and contractions in the time that follows. As a result, pregnant individuals often experience spotting, bleeding, and contractions. The contractions experienced after sweeping the membranes can last just a few hours or, for others, days. Join us as we discuss the process of stripping membranes and how we can support clients through the experience that follows.
Since 98% of US births happen in the hospital then there needs to be a better way to get prepared for Hospital Birth and lower the rates of trauma and preventable interventions that many folks want to avoid. Tune in today to hear how Lisa & Marnie, The Hospital Doulas, have put together some programs focused on supporting this vast majority of parents to have amazing birth outcomes beyond the Hospital's minimal standards of "healthy Baby and Mama." In this episode we discuss: - You don't know what you don't know - and how to see past your blindspots - The BRAIN acronym and its usefulness in labor and delivery - Their unique approach to working together with your Hospital team - The importance of treating your birth team as individual people to help you get treated as an individual person - A positive birth experience is much more about empowered decision making than external events - "Routine Care" can be VERY different than "evidenced-based care" - The true role of us Dads in the delivery room ... and so much more. Helpful links: Main page: https://www.thehospitaldoulascircle.com Free PDF of 100 questions: https://www.thehospitaldoulascircle.com/opt-in Their Masterclass registration: https://www.thehospitaldoulascircle.com/kajabisalespagetemplate-201208-152631-1619377878-1 ***** To learn more about Katie's FREE weekly Zoom Postpartum Support Group - Thursday's at 1pm PST, and David's FREE monthly Zoom Dad support group - last Thursday of the month at 6pm PST check us out here: https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com/parenting ***** Like what we have to say? Subscribe to the channel, like this show, and come see us over at the Nest and Welcome To Fatherhood! For more information on Katie DaMota and Nest Family Resource please visit: https://www.thenestfamilyresource.com For more information on David Arrell, his book Welcome To Fatherhood, and his other coaching and consulting offerings please visit: https://www.welcometofatherhood.com ***** Podcast music credit for The Road Ahead: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/zoo/the-road-ahead License code: YQSX0VF4MX6S3N8K Photo credit: The Hospital Doulas
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Did you know that most major health insurance companies will be covering birth and postpartum services starting January 1, 2023? Listen in while I chat with Phyllis Murphy, owner of Medical Elements Billing, as she answers important questions about doulas taking insurance directly. What will the process be for doulas to start accepting insurance?What are the benefits for the doula?How will doula agencies be set up?You'll get the answers to these questions and more!You can find Phyllis at:Medical Elements Billinghttps://medicalelementsbilling.com/You can find me at:hiptoheart.comhttps://www.facebook.com/hiptohearthttps://www.instagram.com/hiptoheartJoin my Facebook group for Birth Professionalshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/businessforbirth
There are many different kinds of doulas who provide a wide range of support and services. A common misconception is that birth doulas are only for those who desire an unmedicated birth. In this episode, Doula Rachael breaks down the many reasons birth doulas can support all types of birthing people and birthing preferences. You may agree or disagree but I hope you find this episode helpful in understanding how doulas can provide meaningful and effective pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support.Check out other related episodes:Ep 76: Five Benefit of Labor Doula SupportEp 77: Informed and Shared Decision MakingEp 40: Lamaze 6 Healthy Birth PracticesEp 38: Heart-Centered Work: Building a Sustainable Doula BusinessEp 25: All About Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)We hope what we share will make an impact and help someone else along their journey.We believe that when you are aligned in body, mind, and your intuition, you can conquer anything!If you like what you are hearing and you don't want to miss our newest episodes, be sure and tap subscribe. Your support is greatly appreciated.Follow us on Instagram:Aligned Birthwww.instagram.com/aligned_birthDr. Shannonwww.instagram.com/sunrise_chiropractic_wellnessDoula Rachaelwww.instagram.com/northatlantabirthCheck out our individual websites:Sunrise Chiropractic and Wellness - www.sunrisechiropracticandwellness.comNorth Atlanta Birth Services - www.northatlantabirth.comDisclaimerThe information shared, obtained, and discussed in this podcast is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional consultation with a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your individual medical needs. By listening to this podcast you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. The podcast hosts take no money from affiliate links provided in the show notes. Podcast Editing by: Chris Godfrey of Godfrey Sound: www.godfreysound.comMusic: "Freedom” by Roa - https://roamusic.wixsite.com/roamusic
Once again, we have come to the end of another fantastic season. We are honored to share yet another year with you, talking about the work we love. We can feel the love and passion that you have for the topics that we talk about. Your feedback and the number of listeners we have show us every day how much you value Doulas of the Roundtable. This past year has brought us many interesting and exciting conversations. We look back at our favorite episodes from Season Four along with your most consumed episodes. Catch a sneak peek into Season 5 as we talk about kicking off a new season and a new year with our 100th episode! We look forward to the new year and kicking off our 100th episode with a splash!
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Heal Squad!! We have Latham Thomas back with us today, some of you may remember her from her interview with Keven. We have it linked below if you want a quick little refresher. Today, we dive deep into Midwives and Doulas. Are they covered by insurance? What is the difference? Latham also teaches us a VERY IMPORTANT acronym: B.R.A.I.N. What it stands for and how to apply it in all aspects of your life. LATHAM THOMAS RESOURCES IG: @glowmaven Website: https://mamaglow.com HEAL SQUAD SOCIALS IG: @HealSquad TikTok: @HealSquadxMaria HEAL SQUAD RESOURCES: Website: www.mariamenounos.com Curated Macy's Page: macys.com/healsquad Amazon Storefront: https://www.amazon.com/shop/mariamenounos Apple Podcast: Spotify: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HealSquadxMariaMenounos ABOUT MARIA MENOUNOS: Emmy Award-winning journalist, TV personality, actress, 2x NYT best-selling author, former pro-wrestler and brain tumor survivor, Maria Menounos' passion is to see others heal and to get better in all areas of life. ABOUT HEAL SQUAD x MARIA MENOUNOS: A daily digital talk-show that brings you the world's leading healers, experts, and celebrities to share groundbreaking secrets and tips to getting better in all areas of life. DISCLAIMER: This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Maria Menounos or Mariamenounos.com] is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions expressed or contained herein are not intended to serve as or replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury, and you should consult the health care professional of your choice regarding all matters concerning your health, including before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program. If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment. Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Company's Podcast are their own; not those of Maria Menounos or the Company. Accordingly, Maria Menounos and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
I'm thrilled to introduce you to these two heart centered dynamic women. Karen Hendrickson and Jo-Anne Haun are the founders of Death Doula Network of BC. They are passionate about making and creating connections throughout the Death industry, communities, and the world. I LOVE to support people who are doing amazing work and making the world a better place. Here are two of these women. In this episode of Ask a Death Doula, You will hear: -How Death Doula Network of BC was born -The Blessings of COVID bringing global awareness to end of life -How Doulas are an asset to patients, families and the medical team We are a global family and Doulas are being used all over the world now to help provide the much needed end of life support to help create a positive end of life. “With the right education, kindness and support, end of life can be the natural and sacred experience it was meant to be”~ Suzanne Learn More about Death Doula Network of BC Here: https://ddnbc.com Take the next FREE Level 1 End of Life Doula Training Here: https://www.doulagivers.com
Few birth workers enter the profession thinking that they are starting a business. However, many soon realize that understanding business means finding business resources tailored specifically to our unique work. A wise person once said, "Do not take advice from someone who isn't where you want to be in your business." That person is our good friend and business mentor, Randy Patterson. Randy is the founder and CEO of ProDoula, a successful doula agency owner and business mentor to countless doulas and doula agencies. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the resources available to doulas and other birth workers to help guide them on their path to success. As agency owners, these are tools that we have invested in and utilize regularly. Join us as we discuss the resources that we have found to be immensely helpful to doulas and birth workers.
Doulas React to Birth Memes Pt. 3 Ring of Fire Season 3 Episode 8! In this episode we revisit our most popular season 1 episode and go through some birth memes! Digressions include: marathon runners, poopy pants, and advocacy (as always!) Chat and hang with us over on our discord: https://discord.gg/qmTaY4bPhR Get exclusive updates and access to our aftershows! Email: email@example.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirepodcast Meet Alex: https://www.alexbarrdoula.com/ Meet Emmy: https://birthwizard.com/
In the first season, we discussed maternal health and the maternal health crisis surrounding Black and Brown women. This week, we welcome special guest Yenny James. Yenny is a Doula, Owner and CEO of Paradigm Doulas (she also trained Krystle to become a doula). In this episode, we discussed the power of having control over your maternal health and the rights birthing parents have. Yenny and Krystle explain the different types of Doulas and why every birthing person deserves one. Yenny shares her own birth experiences and how it led to the creation of Paradigm Doulas. Frankie discussed her own traumatic experience and Alex makes it clear she doesn't want to have babies. We discus postpartum for fathers. Khira and Alex discuss ways they can serve as postpartum doulas to the moms in their lives. As always, remember you have options in your family planning and birth. Click the link to Listen to the episode and KinkD AF Affirmations playlist ➡️ https://linktr.ee/kinkdaf Follow us on Instagram & Facebook @KinkdAF Alex @alexberrioscomedy Frankie @frankiedoescomedy Khira @khirahailey Krystle @kayt06 / @ttatmdoulas Yenny @yennyladoula @paradigmdoulas www.paradigmdoulas.com #kinkdaf #kinkdafpodcast #blackpodcasters #brownpodcasters #bipocpodcasts #spotifypodcast #applepodcast #kinksoflife #Afrolatina #Afrolatinx #kinky #kink #kinks #Latinx #affirmations #selfcare #advocacy #power #thepowerseries #maternalhealth #doula #blackmaternalhealth #postpartumhealth #maternaljustice --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kinkdaf/message
In the doula community, there is often a line of demarcation between "new" doulas and "seasoned doulas." Yet no clear line exists that determines when one is no longer considered new. So the question is, when does one become an experienced doula, and how is that experience defined? Could it be that a well-rounded doula can enter this work right from the start? The simple fact is that someone just beginning their doula journey can support a client just as effectively as a doula with years of experience. Doulas often focus on the number of births to define new vs. experienced. Yet, for expectant families, connection with the doula often tips the scales in favor of one doula vs another. In this episode, we challenge the notion of new vs. seasoned doulas. Join us as we discuss why the concept of a "well-rounded doula" is far more important than the number of years of experience or clients served.
We put together all of last week's Libs of Tik-Tok Content for all our friends who are banned from Twitter or refuse to use it. This week we got Corrupt Schoolboards, an Ad for Homeschooling, Pronouns, S*x Strike, Drag Queens, OBGYN, Doulas, Abusive Teachers, Commentary on Gender Affirming Surgeries, Eulogies, Teachers, Bad Books, a Mental Health Crisis, a Detransitioner versus the Medical Establishment, and Moms. WE POST DAILY! If you don't see us, check our other socials. If you got a favorite, we are most likely on it! The AllmyLinks has all of our Socials! - https://allmylinks.com/robisright
Our Guests: Chanel Porchia Albert, Ancient Song Doula Services; Linda Jones, Black Women Birthing Justice; Quatia Osorio, Urban Perinatal Education Center; Dr. Sayida Peprah-Wilson, Frontline DoulasEpisode Description: The truth is, while we wait for the medical system to confront and change its dangerous practices, it's Black birth workers who are picking up the pieces of the infant and maternal health crisis. Doulas, midwives, and community workers punch the clock day in and day out to ensure we survive and thrive in our birthing experiences, but who's taking care of them? In this special roundtable discussion, Kimberly sits down with Black women doulas from around the country who are leading the charge for better compensation and representation on a legislative level all while trying to care for themselves and their fellow sisters in birth work. Pull up a seat. You don't want to miss this much needed conversation about the state of joy in Black birth work. Download Irth, the only app where you can find prenatal, birthing, postpartum, and pediatric reviews of care from Black and brown birthing people. Leave a review today to help inform and protect others! Search reviews to empower yourself. Learn more about having a safe and empowered birth by downloading the free ebook: Birth with Irth: A Mini-Manual to Pregnancy and Childbirth for Black People For Black breastfeeding resources, visit Black Breastfeeding Week, Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA), and Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE).Catch up on episode extras from seasons 1 and 2 on BIRTHRIGHT'S YOUTUBE PAGE!Subscribe to be notified of new episode releases every Wednesday! Love Birthright? Leave a rating and review.Get full episode details and transcripts on www.BirthrightPodcast.com Join the movement for equity in birth and breastfeeding by supporting our Patreon account. As a member, you'll get access to exclusive bonus content, Birthright swag, and more! Follow Kimberly Seals Allers on Twitter on Instagram: @iamKSealsAllersBirthright is funded by the California Health Care Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We look at how money from a national opioid settlement can improve substance use disorder services in Milwaukee County. Then, a UW-Milwaukee marketing professor shares trends about this holiday shopping season. We speak with a local embryologist who just retired after working nearly 40 years in the field of reproductive medicine. Plus, tell you about a doula training program that aims to support birthing people of color.
Today we swift gears and have some tea time with Yenny James. Yenny is the Founder and CEO of Paradigm Doulas and has been good friends with Myss Starr for over 10 years! She dropped so many gems on knowing yourself, advocating for your needs and walking with confidence and conviction. I know that this episode is going to inspire so many women, both those who are entering motherhood, have been immersed in motherhood, or choose not to partake in motherhood. There's a space for you here. So grab your glasses, and catch all this good tea. Want to connect with Yenny, learn more about Paradigm Doulas and the incredible work they are doing, or are looking for a Doula in the Dallas area? Go to www.paradigmdoulas.com and via Instagram @paradigmdoulas. Want to be a guest on the podcast? Email a short 1-2 minute video with subject line: Podcast Guest Request. All other inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Need support in this season of change and transformation? Set up a complimentary possibility conversation here: https://sheismagiccoaching.as.me/ As always, honor your heart and your boundaries. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/simcoaching-ashleyb/support
One of the most common questions amongst labor doulas surrounds due dates. Should I take two clients due on the same date? What is the optimal spacing between clients? Is it better to take clients due further apart or closer together? The truth is, there's no straightforward answer to these common questions. Experience tells us that EDD is just a number on a calendar and that clients may deliver weeks before or after their given date. One thing is for certain, working with a backup doula is essential. Join us as we discuss the many factors to consider surrounding the due date dilemma.
Ever wondered why so many new doulas quit within the first few years? Wanna know how to be the 1% that doesn't quit?Today I'll be diving into the top three reasons most new doulas end up leaving birthwork within a year or so of starting their business. It really doesn't matter how much you know about birth or how much you love supporting women… If you don't have the right tools, you either won't be doing this work for very long or you'll spend a very long time trying and trying and trying, but never hitting your goals.If you want to learn how to persevere through the most common pitfalls of birthwork, then you wanna listen up!Resources mentioned:>> Click here to join the December cohort of the Birthworker Academy Doula Training Program!>> Click here to sign up for one of my FREE November workshops! Register for a FREE WORKSHOP on November 9th, 10th, 16th, or 17th!
For more from Juna, check out the Juna App and our Courses on Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, Birth Prep, and Starting Solids. On this episode: Mothers receive what feels like constant attention in the nine months before labor, whether it's baby classes, baby showers, a special seat on the subway or people asking to feel your belly. But, all of a sudden, the terrifying and painful part happens, the baby arrives and you're thrust into what feels like the unknown. Doulas are trained, non-medical postpartum experts who act as supporters, educators and cheerleaders, who provide resources and recommendations for your postpartum experience. In this episode, Sarah is joined by certified postpartum doula and the founder of Major Care, Mandy Major, who talks to us about the importance of postpartum care for the baby and the birth person. They jump into the following topics: Care teams Different types of doula Activities doulas support with Common questions doulas can help with Major Care and the My Fourth app When a postpartum doula is involved, the entire family is healthier, safer, and enjoys an all round better experience. Don't miss this episode to find out more!
It's Amy here, and I'm so excited to sit down in person with Amber Latsch, who is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. Amber works right here in Madison, Wisconsin and we got to know her as a part of the midwife team for one of our employees, Lacey. In this episode, Amber shares how she got interested in becoming a midwife, and what the process to become one looked like for her. She talks about who would be a good candidate for midwife services, things women can do in pregnancy to set themselves up to be successful, and a whole lot more. I know that I learned so much from Amber during this conversation, and that you will too. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, we would love it if you could share it into your Instagram Stories and tag us, @expectingandempowered. As Amber says, knowledge is power, and we just really want to give more people the information that they may need on their childbirth journey! Links & Resources:Learn More About Amber SSM Health - Madison American College of Nurse-MidwivesAmerican Midwifery Certification Board Madison Area Midwives The Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin Heal Your Birth Story: Releasing the Unexpected by Maureen Campion Learn more about the Expecting and Empowered App and all new Empower Your Core Program: https://www.expectingandempowered.com/e-e-appExpecting and Empowered App: https://app.expectingandempowered.comExpecting and Empowered Website: www.expectingandempowered.comExpecting and Empowered Instagram: http://instagram.com/expectingandempowered
Being a new doula, you know you have the care part down. You're going to be an incredible doula, and go out and make a huge difference for expecting parents and families, but you've got 1001 questions about all the pieces that go into the business portion of being a doula. The Doula Darcy and I quickly realized we needed to create something that was fairly easy, straightforward, inexpensive, and quick to help serve new doulas. This is where the creation of the Day for New Doulas came in.This program is EXTREMELY helpful for new doulas and we cover the ins and outs of the day within this episode. If you are ready to step into the Doula world with confidence, not just in your ability and skills as a doula, but also as a business owner and how to effectively market, network, and manage the business side of this hustle, you don't want to miss this.Enroll below now for the Day for New Doulas on November 5, 2022, from 11am - 5pm EST. --> www.hiptoheart.com/day-for-new-doulasWe can't wait to see you there!You can find me at: hiptoheart.comhttps://www.facebook.com/hiptohearthttps://www.instagram.com/hiptoheartJoin my Facebook group for Birth Professionalshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/businessforbirth
Becoming a doula means that you are starting a business. Many doulas overlook this first step. Or this information is not a big part of their doula training. Understanding the ins and outs of starting a business is important. Creating a legal business structure, setting up business accounts for banking, taking payments, and offering services are critical first steps. These steps not only protect your business but can protect your personal assets as well. Running a business means that you need to manage many aspects of your doula business daily. Working with clients is a part of what you will do as you work in your business. But it won't be the largest part of what you do, at least in the beginning. Doulas who want to make a living at this work will need to tend to their business just as diligently as they tend to their clients. Join us as we discuss the basics of running a doula business.
On today's podcast, we have a fun episode where we talk with Labor & Delivery Nurse and the founder of Bundle Birth, Sarah Lavonne, about supporting families so that they can have a confident and empowered birth experience. Sarah Lavonne, pronouns she/her, a pioneer in nursing and birth education, is the founder & CEO at Bundle Birth, A Nursing Corporation. Sarah is a Registered Nurse Certified in inpatient Obstetric Nursing, a certified childbirth educator, and a certified lactation education counselor. With a vision to unite patients, support persons and medical personnel together through education and support, Sarah and her team at Bundle Birth have fearlessly developed a community of learning and inspiration across labor and birth. Sarah dreams of all birthing people having, not only a healthy birth with safe outcomes, but healthy birth memories. She offers a spectrum of services from support to on-demand classes to a robust online YouTube presence. In this episode, Sarah shares her journey to helping families and nurses shift from nervous and overwhelmed to confident and transformed. This podcast is also posted on our YouTube channel in case you want to access the video **Content Warning: Mention of pediatric loss.** Resources: Sarah Lavonne, Bundle Birth YouTube channel Instagram TikTok We talked about Ana Paula Markel's doula training program, check it out here. For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on: TikTok Instagram Pinterest Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) here Find an EBB Instructor here Click here to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.
Send in a voice memo or note at: email@example.comFollow us on InstagramRelevant Articles for this Episode:“Some Pregnant Women in New York City Will Have to Deliver Babies Alone” by Christina Caron and Katie Van Syckle“Doulas Hope to Regain Momentum as Covid Restrictions Ease” by Sarah Hoenicke FloresCDC Guidelines for for Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings“Pregnancy and Birth in the United States During the COVID‐19 Pandemic: The Views of Doulas” by Dr. Crystal Adams“Increase in Maternal Mortality During COVID Underscores Need for Policy Changes” by Maggine Clark
Ashley Johnson was put on a path. After losing a close friend to colon cancer at a devastatingly young age, she embarked on a mission to take away the fear and uncertainty around the dying process. It's so often clouded and hyper-medicalized in America and is bereft of the lack of humanistic discussion needed, especially in the wake of over 1 million individuals due to the COVID pandemic. In this raw and intimate conversation, we chat about why our culture has denied death for so long, how COVID has changed the dying process, and how we can find peace in the final moments for our loved ones - and hopefully ourselves.In this interview, Ashley and I discuss the importance of having open and honest conversations about death with those who are grieving. She believes that these conversations are vital in helping to reduce the level of anxiety and stress that people experience in regard to deathTo learn more about Ashley, visit Loyal Hands!Key Highlights:[00:01 - 05:09] - Opening segmentDr. Rusha introduces Ashley Johnson!Her expertise in the transition process following the COVID pandemicThe state of confusion in America due to the high rate of death[05:10 - 15:00] – Balancing Pragmatism When It Comes To DeathBalancing pragmatism and hope when it comes to deathAcknowledge family members' feelings and lead with thatDeath doulas provide emotional support and spiritual guidance[15:01 - 40:13] – Acknowledging The Truths About Death And Grief“The Denial of Death” by Ernest BeckerAcknowledging the truth about death and griefHonor your feelingsDedication to working in the death and bereavement field[40:14 – 49:23] - Closing SegmentEnd-of-life doulas are important and necessaryListeners are invited to visit Loyal Hands!Connect with Ashley Johnson at her:LinkedIn: Ashley JohnsonWebsite: Ted x WestshoreWebsite: Loyal HandsCRAVING MORE?What are you waiting for? Head to Alchemy of Politics; join the conversation and start a change reaction! Follow us on Instagram and Tik Tok.You can connect with Dr. Rusha on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Thanks for tuning in! If you liked my show, LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW, like, and subscribe!Share it with your friends, and family, and spark a conversation. Contribute, comment, and disagree.Remember: Solutions, not shouting.Tweetable Quotes:Ashley Johnson - "It's just the little things of that nature to make sure that we collaborate because everybody that we work with, to make sure our patient and client have that death that aligns with their spirit or their belief because they only get one shot.”Ashley Johnson - "Honor your feelings. You don't ever want to mask your feelings."Dr. Rusha Modi - “The emotional depth in which you can become true to yourself and true to the moment being equally as valuable.”
This week, I'm joined Tanya, a licensed midwife, to talk all about birth! We covered it all: free-birthing, why so many hospital births end in c-sections, the importance of doing your research, and SO much more. I hope you all take a lot from this episode because I learned so much! REMINDER: I am not a medical professional. Please consult your doctor for your specific situation. Follow me on TikTok and Instagram: @momsonthemicwithmariah
Typically as birth workers, the letter V is for vagina…but not today. Today, V is for value. You're likely thinking okay, how can I offer more value to my clients? While, yes, that is vital, there are also other areas where you need to be focusing on the value of things within both your business & life in order to find success as a birth worker that you long for while keeping it aligned with the lifestyle you have and desire.Tune in to find out where you may need to be putting more of your focus into creating and building more respect to the deep value in some important and oftentimes overlooked areas of your life and business. Doing this will allow you to show up in the all the areas as fully as you can and want to in order to support those around you, while also fully supporting yourself in the process.You can find me at: hiptoheart.comhttps://www.facebook.com/hiptohearthttps://www.instagram.com/hiptoheartJoin my Facebook group for Birth Professionalshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/businessforbirth
Heyyy Doulas! After you leave doula training we know you are so fired up to go out and support families. But wait! Here are 5 things you should consider putting into place BEFORE you attract your first client. Email-Hello@doulanightschool.com
Doulas new to labor support have a common question; "How will I Know when it's time to go?" Doula clients often have a version of the same question; "How will we know when to go?" The answers to these questions may seem relatively simple, but in practice, the answer can be pretty complex. Factors that doulas may consider include: what are the frequency and duration of contractions, how the client copes with the contractions, would the client benefit from the reassurance that moving to their birth location can offer. Helping clients distinguish between practice labor and progressive labor is a big part of the labor doula's role. Join us as we discuss the many factors to consider when helping clients decide when it's time to go!
Have you ever thought about what position you would like to use to give birth? Most movies and television series depict birthing positions such as back-lying or semi-sitting in bed. But many people, if given the choice, instinctively choose a more upright position for birthing their baby—such as hands-and-knees, squatting, or kneeling. What is the evidence on the different positions that can be used to help push your baby out? And why are the lying or semi-sitting positions so frequently recommended (or even required) in hospital settings? Join Dr. Rebecca Dekker, the founder of Evidence Based Birth, as we explore in-depth evidence on this topic! To learn more about the research on this topic, and to download a free 1-page handout, visit ebbirth.com/birthingpositions. This podcast is also posted on our YouTube channel in case you want to access the video. Content Note: perineal tears, the lithotomy position, forceps and vacuum deliveries, and obstetric violence related to being coerced or forced to push and deliver on your back. Resources: For a full list of scientific references, see the blog post that goes along with this episode Check out our Signature Article and download our 1-page handout... Evidence on: Birthing Positions Other relevant episodes: EBB 196: Pelvic Biomechanics and Movement in Labor EBB 221: Birthing Positions and Tried-and-True Midwifery Practices EBB Podcast Series on Protecting the Perineum EBB 224: Failure to Progress or Failure to Wait To listen to stories from parents who switched providers after learning the evidence, visit EBB Podcast episodes #127, 186, 208, 223, and 231 For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on: TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@ebbirth) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ebbirth/ ), and Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/ebbirth/ ). Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) (https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/ ). Find an EBB Instructor here (https://evidencebasedbirth.com/find-an-instructor-parents/ ), Click here (https://evidencebasedbirth.com/childbirth-class/ ) to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class.
In collaboration with Pacify Health, this month's episodes will focus on the doulas. You'll hear conversations with four Pacify Doulas, getting a chance to reflect on “ The Other Side” of birth. Today we meet Lare Ngofa.Free-Spirited, science-loving Lare is a birth and postpartum doula who entered the birth worker world when she caught her baby cousin at age 16. She deepened her knowledge of holistic pregnancy care through education and family conversations, but she waited to move forward in the work as she wanted to explore other avenues. While working through her career choices, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Lare shifted gears to care for her and her autistic brothers. Unfortunately, treatment would not heal Lare's mother as she passed away after a brief hospice stay. Lare refocused her intentions on what family and work would look like; as she managed the waves of grief. Lare finally trained as a doula with the support of her cousin and has developed a practice that features intuitive and holistic care in the Los Angeles area. Supporting families in-person and virtually allows Lare and other birth workers to be accessible to families who want their services. Doulas spend a lot of time educating families on their options and encouraging them to give birth without fear. Lare found that her clients teach her new techniques and advice as well. One client taught her the value of a focal point in the birthing space and reminded her that she told her, ”Surrender or be dragged; surrender to this process or be dragged through it.” The connection between doulas, birth givers, and new parents can vary based on personalities and individual needs. This unique relationship helps build trust and confidence for birth and the subsequent parenting journey. Doulas can only take credit for the role required of them and how they show up in sacred spaces. A chance encounter with a client coping with a mother fighting cancer would transform Lare's practice. She stepped into asking the hard questions that pulled back the curtains of grief as her client lost her mother during the third trimester of her pregnancy. The weight of being a motherless mother was bearing down on them. With no expectation of how to feel or be Lare held space for her client to ground herself into simply being present. These types of relationships are built one conversation at a time. Choosing to connect and open up about our experiences and concerns about pregnancy and birth is developed by taking the first step of reaching out to a known resource. Every call will not be a deep and emotional conversation, but every call is a human connection. Working with Pacify has added value to Lare's doula practice; she is now accessible to people who may not be within her reach financially or geographically. Sponsors:Pacify Health | virtual, value-based maternal and pediatric carePacify Health is the leading provider of virtual, value-based maternal and pediatric care. The Pacify tech-enabled platform provides 24/7 perinatal and infant feeding support to new and expecting parents via their smartphones. The Pacify app connects families to a nationwide network of doulas, lactation consultants, and registered nurses within minutes, reducing costs and improving outcomes for managed care organizations, public health programs, health systems and employers.
Angel parenthood comes to everyone differently, and everyone processes uniquely. Karega and Felicia first came to know of Heather and Demitri Wilson when they were invited to be guest speakers at their event, "The Angel Ball". It was then that they came to know their story. Seven years after losing their daughter Kennedy on August 17, 2009, the idea of sewing burial gowns for infants came to Heather Wilson‘s mind. Kennedy didn't have an appropriate or properly fitted gown for her burial, but Heather hoped others didn't have to face the same problem. Dedicating herself to sewing “angel gowns” and together helping others in their time of grief is the best way the Wilsons keep the memory of Kennedy alive. Listen in as Heather and Demitri share not only what keeping Kennedy's memory alive does for their grief, but how they continue to process and honor her today and always.To learn more on how you can support Heather, Demitri, and Kennedy's Angel Gowns visit their website or you can CLICK HERE if you'd like to make a contribution.========Felicia's new book SOL Affirmations: A Toolkit for Mothers Who Are Investigating Grief's Process is available now! A collection of affirmations for Mothers who are experiencing Motherhood differently than imagined. These affirmations are carefully written with the intention to support Mothers in centering their Love through different walks of pregnancy and neonatal loss. Karega's book SOL Affirmations: A Toolkit for Reflection and Manifesting Light Within is also available for purchase. You can find out more about Karega and Felicia (and Kamaiu and Kamali) at their website SOLandLove.com========Black Love is Forever! While the docuseries has taken its final bow you can still find all things Black Love on the Black Love+ app This includes our original series Couch Conversations! This season Kevin and Melissa Fredricks are bringing their 18 years of marriage experience, rawness, and friendship to Couch Conversations Season 4✨, now streaming on the Black Love+ App.Black Love's #CouchConversations is presented in partnership with @Target!Connect with us:@blacklove on Instagram@blacklovedoc on Facebook@blacklovedoc on Twitter
We get asked often in our community about preparing for labor and delivery, which is why we are focusing on this topic today. We want to provide moms listening with tangible tips, so that you can set yourself up for success. We hear from people that are really excited about the labor and delivery experience, others that are terrified, and everything in-between, and no matter which describes you, it is our hope that you find this episode really helpful! If you like this episode, we have so much more for you inside of our Prepping for Labor + Delivery Online Course. You can get the course here and we can't wait to support you in your labor and delivery! We would be so honored if you shared this episode and tagged us on Instagram, @expectingandempowered, so that we can see it and get your feedback! We'd also be so grateful if you would rate and review our podcast in your favorite podcast app, because that's the best way for a newer podcast like ours to get more people to listen. Links & Resources:Prepping for Labor + Delivery Online CourseEpisode 13 with Jacquelyn BrennanThe Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions by Penny SimkinElite female athletes' experiences of symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction: A systematic reviewThe Birth Hour PodcastDoing It At Home Podcast Learn more about the Expecting and Empowered App and all new Empower Your Core Program: https://www.expectingandempowered.com/e-e-appExpecting and Empowered App: https://app.expectingandempowered.comExpecting and Empowered Website: www.expectingandempowered.comExpecting and Empowered Instagram: http://instagram.com/expectingandempowered
On the surface, the difference between a doula consult vs. a doula interview seems virtually nonexistent. However, the intentions behind each can be vastly different. Depending on where a doula trains, an interview may be where a doula decides if they want to work with a particular family. Or an interview is a place where a doula "teases" what they have to offer. But reserves providing information and genuinely engaging in offering a deeper level of information and support until hired. A consultation is where a family can meet with a doula to gather information and advice. It's an opportunity for the doula to create a vision of what it looks like to receive their support. A doula consult is where the doula paints a picture of what it looks like, feels like, and what the experience of working with you as a doula will be like. An interview is a space to gather information, typically via a list of questions someone wants to ask. This is great for the family searching for a doula. But it doesn't often allow space for the doula to discover what the family wants and needs in an engaging manner. It doesn't allow the doula to demonstrate how they can meet that need. When the doula has a list of questions to decide if they are a good match for this family, it can quickly make the interaction impersonal. Join us as we discuss the nuances of the doula consult vs. the doula interview.
My inspiring and radical guest today, Tracie Collins, is passionate about changing both the statistics and the narrative of birthing Black people . As a doula and founder of the National Black Doulas Association, Tracie is breaking down racial disparities in the medical system and helping combat America's Black maternal death rate by ensuring Black women know their birthing options. She joins the podcast to share more about the realities, challenges, and burdens Black mamas and families face when it comes to perinatal care and how changing systems requires changing the medical system. Tracie and I discuss: How to hold space for both having the data to change the system while not creating more anxiety and stress for black women The story of Anarcha and how the history of pain tolerance and medical inequalities goes back to slavery The meaning of full spectrum doula work How midwifery led Tracie to become more radical in her personal and professional life Tracie's current projects and sources of creative inspiration Advice for people looking to work with a doula who may have accessibility barriers Tracie Collins is the founder and CEO of the National Black Doulas Association, which provides doula training and a nationwide professional database of skilled, trained, and certified doulas ready to support and become a part of the overall birth team for BIPOC families She has been published in Parents, Rolling Stone, and Essence, and is a contributor to Black Love, CNN Health, and NBC Today. Her work also extends beyond the birthing room, exploring women's rights and social injustice as an actor, playwright, and producer, working in television and film. In honor of her work in arts and entertainment and calling attention to the human trafficking epidemic in Oakland, the mayor of Oakland deemed March 14th as Tracie Collins Day. Thank you so much for taking the time to tune in to your body, yourself, and this podcast! Please share the love by sending this to someone in your life who could benefit from the kinds of things we talk about in this space. Make sure to follow your host on Instagram @dr.avivaromm and go to avivaromm.com to join the conversation. Learn more about the National Black Doula's Association at blackdoulas.org and follow them on Instagram @nationalblackdoulas. Thank you so much for taking the time to tune in to your body, yourself, and this podcast! Please share the love by sending this to someone in your life who could benefit from the kinds of things we talk about in this space. Make sure to follow your host on Instagram @dr.avivaromm and go to avivaromm.com to join the conversation. Learn more about the National Black Doula's Association at blackdoulas.org and follow them on Instagram @nationalblackdoulas.