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The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother.

The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother.

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United Kingdom

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Podcasts

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The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode #46: A dilemma about boundaries and charging expenses to your clients

7/9/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses the situation when a client might want more from the doula than she can provide. There's a question from a listener about age and if it's ever too late to...

Duration:00:33:31

Episode #45: A dilemma about health professionals not introducing themselves and the one birth partner rule

7/2/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses the situation when health professionals don't introduce themselves to clients. There's a question from a new doula asking about what to charge when offering...

Duration:00:35:32

Episode #44: A dilemma about strict routines and MVPs during COVID-19

6/25/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses the situation when parents want to start a strict routine. There's a question from a new doula asking about 'top tips'. The Doula Dose talks about the MVPs...

Duration:00:31:28

Episode #43: Emiliana and Sophie return to complete their surrogacy journey.

6/18/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week, Siobhan and Kicki are so excited to welcome back Emiliana and Sophie who were their guests in Episode #19, sharing their surrogacy journey. In this episode, we get to hear the lead up...

Duration:00:44:53

Episode #42: A dilemma about a traumatised partner and how to work in a doula collective

6/11/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses what to do if your client's partner seems traumatised by a previous birth. There's a question from an aspiring doula about working while pregnant. The Doula...

Duration:00:43:20

Episode #41: A dilemma about due dates changing and when can we return to supporting clients in person

6/4/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses what to do if your client's due dates changes as you're nearing the on-call period. There's a question from an doula about returning to in person support. The...

Duration:00:48:39

Episode #40: A dilemma about a client asking the doula to change their role and being 'just' a doula.

5/28/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses what to do if your client want you to look after their child rather than coming to the birth. There's a question from an aspiring doula about being on-call....

Duration:00:31:30

Episode #39: A dilemma about what to do if two clients want to book you for the same dates and virtual doula courses

5/21/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses what to do if you have seen two potential clients and they both want you for the same dates. There's a question from a doula about the difference between a...

Duration:00:37:56

Episode #38: A dilemma about body image and what have we learnt so far from the Corona outbreak

5/14/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. In this episode, we are joined by a cuddle of BirthBliss doulas who all co-present this podcast, sharing views and ideas! This week's doula dilemma discusses what to do when a client has body...

Duration:00:48:44

Episode #37: A dilemma about client who won't try any of the suggestions and a warning about hoax clients

5/7/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses what to do when a client doesn't seem to want to try any of the suggestions given by the doula. There's a question about what tasks to offer during night-time...

Duration:01:01:29

Episode #36: A dilemma about how often to contact clients and how to keep getting better.

4/30/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week, the podcast is co-hosted by Emily Bray and Mal Downing. The doula dilemma discusses how often to contact a client. There's a question about how to keep getting better and learning...

Duration:00:48:07

Episode #35: A dilemma about mentoring and a questions about shared care (PS. no mentioning of the 'c' word in this podcast!)

4/23/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses doula mentoring and a common issue. There's a question from a doula about shared care. The Doula Dose talks about MVPs and their role. There is, of course,...

Duration:00:49:58

Episode #34: A dilemma about a first interview and do doulas need insurance

4/16/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses how do conduct an initial interview. There's a question from a doula about doula insurance. The Doula Dose talks about the BirthBliss Academy's Accreditation...

Duration:00:49:23

Episode #33: A dilemma about doing in person postnatal support and a question about offering doula support for free

4/9/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses what to if asked to offer in person postnatal doula support. There's a question from a doula about the impact on doula work when it's being given away for...

Duration:00:45:26

Episode #32: COVID-19 and the impact on maternity services

4/2/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dispensary continues with the Coronavirus crisis. Siobhan and Kicki cover some of the impact it's having on maternity services. The statement by Birthrights is talked about and...

Duration:00:50:20

Episode #31: COVID-19 FAQ from doulas and what to do in current times as a doula

3/26/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dispensary continues with the Coronavirus crisis. Siobhan and Kicki cover some of the frequently asked questions that doulas might have right now. How do we support our clients...

Duration:00:42:46

Episode #30: All about COVID-19 aka Coronavirus

3/19/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dispensary is all about the Coronavirus. The dilemma is having a client booked and second birth partners being banned from hospitals. There's a question about how do support...

Duration:00:48:11

Episode #29: A dilemma about what to do if a midwife steps between the doula and her client.

3/12/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses what to do when a midwife comes between the doula and the client. There's a question from a doula about how or if to challenge an Obstetrician. The Doula Dose...

Duration:00:34:12

Episode #28: A dilemma about birth client booked who schedules a caesarean birth and discussion about working with other doulas

3/5/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses what to do when a birth client's initial plans change to having an elective caesarean birth. There's a question from a doula about software and apps to use...

Duration:00:38:59

Episode #27: A dilemma about what to charge when supporting twin parents and question about water births

2/27/2020
The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother. This week's doula dilemma discusses what to charge when you're supporting parents with twins. There's a question from a doula about using water for pain management. The Doula Dose this week is...

Duration:00:48:36