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Today I will be joined by Executive Director, Michele Giordano and Director of Policy and Research, Nan Strauss of Choices in Childbirth. Last fall, CIC introduced an important piece of research. The Doula Report identifies the value of doula support in achieving critical improvements in maternity care in line with the priorities identified in the Affordable Care Act. The report examines the landscape of birth in NYC including health disparities based on race, ethnicity and income as well as challenges for doula work.
Choices in Childbirth is a non-profit organization focused on ensuring that all women have access to maternity care safe, healthy, equitable and empowering. Their mission is to promote evidence based, mother-friendly childbirth options through public education, consumer advocacy and pioneering policy reform. They seek to improve maternity care by providing the public, especially childbearing women and their families with the information necessary to make fully informed decisions relating to how, where and with whom they will give birth. www.choicesinchildbirth.org
There are so many reasons why peole dream of becoming a doula! And for many, the fear of whether they will make a "good" doula holds them back from taking that first step toward living their passions. Some of the many fears include:
* My family counts on me, how can I be gone for many hours at a time to a birth?
* I haven't had children, will anyone hire me if they feel I don't have first hand birth experience?
* I'm too young (I'm too old).
* I already have a full time job, will birth work be able to support my current income?
* What is life on call really like?
We are going to talk about all the reasons why people choose to take our training workshops, but also, what makes a good doula. Would you make a good doula? Have a listen and let's find out if you are a good fit for this life!
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Deanna Cochran, End of Life Doula, RN and Palliative Care Educator talks About Quality of LIfe and a Very Special Hospice Care Service.
Jazz saxophone player, Patrick Traihan joins us and web play some of his original music.
Laura Gelezunas checks in from the retirement paradise south of the border, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
And Mindfulness for Chronic Pain
Our guest, Abby Bordner, is CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) Labor Doula Faculty in New Mexico. During the show we will discuss the role of a labor doula, and Abby will also share some great tips for setting up a doula business. We will learn more about her work as an innovative family health coach. She supports women and their families through many of life's phases; pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting. She leads workshops, online classes, private sessions and small group events. Her passion is helping women live life awake and in joy! You can follow her parenting blog at www.relationshipbasedparenting.com/blog and find her work for New Mexico birth professionals and families at www.thebirthingtree.com
Join Dr. Glenna with Doula Karen Reed as they discuss the Process of Birthing.
Why is Nova Scotia's KAREN REED, CD (DOMA), LCCE so PASSIONATE ABOUT BIRTH? The simple answer is that she is an amazing Birthing Doula.
The deeper answer is that she is dedicated to supporting women/couples embrace their own unique birthing process ... from making powerful choices to co-creating a foundation for nurturing life from pregnancy, birth and beyond.
This episode aired last year. We thought we would air it again because Katharina (Karen) Reed is our guest for next month's November episode for Part 2 of the Cycle of Life; Bring Born, Living, and Dying. Katharina will share with us her insights of the Cycle of Life and how each stage is so important and intertwined. This topic relates to all of us and can help us show up for each other as a friend, a healer or other role when we know someone transitioning from this life.
poems, words to inspire and the enthusiasm of new doula Cat LaPlante. We frame a quick dialogue with resources from the Annie E. Casey Foundation on children's poverty and the deep hope of peace from Jean Shinola Bolen.
What did Tuesday's New York Times article get right and what is missing from this picture of doula work? Doulas are more than luxury items. Thursday's show will discuss the broader picture behind this one profile of birth with doula support.
A birth doula can play an essential role in assisting one's surrogate mother prior to and during a natural childbirth. Not only is she trained to offer specialized support during labor to provide guidance and help the surrrogate mother remain calm and focused during childbirth, she can also be instrumental in bridging communication gaps between the recipient parent and surrogate mother both prior to and during childbirth. Doula's are trained as experts in the childbirth process, and can provide the surrogate with specific techniques to ensure that the surrogate mother is as relaxed as possible during childbirth, and also foster the creation of a birth plan prior to childbirth which can be generated with input from the recipient parents as well. On this episode, our guest is S. Renea Capozzi, a birth doula who owns Lil' Seeds of Life Birth Wellness Center in southern California, who will discuss the doula's role in a surrogacy birth, as well as offer insights on natural childbirth.
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