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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!
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.
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
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.
Conventional hospital births often provide a stagnant experience for a mother. Although extraordinarily popular in most other countries, births either at home or at a birthing center using the services of a midwife and doula are gaining popularity here in the United States for a number of reasons. The cost for pre-natal care and birth is dramatically less expensive than care rendered by a OB and delivery at a hospital, and the outcomes for baby tend to be more favorable in a natural setting instead of one that promotes the use of medications. In this episode of ABCS of Surrogacy, we are pleased to welcome birth doula Renea Capozzi Cotto and midwife Jennifer Stewart, who will both be discussing the option of giving birth at home or at a birth center. Both are practitioners who work in their respective fields in southern California, and each has expertise with preparing mothers to be for a natural delivery either at home or at a birth center. Don't miss this candid discussion on birthing at home or birth center, including the nitty gritty of what it takes to successfully use this option.
Listen in to this information session where you will learn the basic details about our Labour and Postpartum Doula certification programs from Tanya Goreing and Michelle Stroud, doula trainers with The Healing Arts Learning Organization Doula division.
We will address these questions:
What does it take to become a certified doula with HALO?
What does a doula do?
Why choose HALO for your training? What is life as a doula really like?
Have questions of your own about our doula training? Call in and ask! (713) 955-0370 We will answer them live.
You've heard about women who've had a doula present at their birth and you wonder, are they really worth it? Do they make that much of a difference? Isn't a doula doing the same thing your nurse in the hospital or your midwife is doing? What do they really provide? Tune in to hear (lesbian) doula Ashley Severino share why having a doula at your birth may be exactly what you want. Ashley will share about a doula's training, the support they offer before, during and after labor and will help you decide if hiring a doula is right for you.
Ashely is a birth and labor doula, holistic health practioner and certified prenatal massage therapist at Embracing Labor in San Diego (www.embracinglabor.com). Find out more about her at http://ashley.embracinglabor.com/.
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