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Jamie Yates

The Urban Doula


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Jamie Yates is The Urban Doula, a professional birth doula working in New York City. Tune in for discussions on reproductive health, birth, breastfeeding and parenting.

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Join Jamie Yates (www.theurbandoula.com) as she hosts Choices in Childbirth (www.choicesinchildbirth.org) and their popular workshop: "How to Have a Great Hospital Birth". We will hear birth stories from mothers about their own unique... more

Regardless of gender, sexual orientation or whether or not you plan on giving birth to a child of your own, you need to know about childbirth. It doesn't matter who you are, you were born and YOU need to understand how birth works and... more

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... more

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... more

Why do doulas charge the fees they do? What is a fair rate to pay? Is it worth it? I'll address these questions in today's podcast.

Oxytocin is often referred to as the calm and connected hormone.It's no coincidence that it also stimulates uterine contractions in labor. Learn how to maximize the benefits of this amazing hormone for a smoother birth and post... more

On this episode, we get down to the nitty-gritty. You know what doula is, but what exactly do we do? I'll talk about all the specific ways, doula support makes birth better for women and their partners.

Are doulas and midwives the same? Do you only attend homebirths? Do I even need a doula if I plan on getting an epidural? These are a few of the questions I will answer on my very first show!

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