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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.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@kicki.hansard@birthblissacademyFind a doula www.thedouladirectory.com

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.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@kicki.hansard@birthblissacademyFind a doula www.thedouladirectory.com

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United Kingdom

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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.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@kicki.hansard@birthblissacademyFind a doula www.thedouladirectory.com

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English


Episodes

Episode #5S2: A dilemma about being out of pocket and a dose about being invisible

2/17/2022
The Doula Dispensary is a monthly podcast, prescribing a monthly 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 month's doula dilemma discusses the situation when a doula pays for bits and pieces when working and how to get the money back. There's a question from a listener about what to do if...

Duration:00:38:38

Episode #4S2: A dilemma about content copying and the top item in our doula bag

1/13/2022
The Doula Dispensary is a monthly podcast, prescribing a monthly 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 month's doula dilemma discusses the situation when another doula has copied the content of your website. There's a question from a listener about our top item in our doula bags. The Doula...

Duration:00:36:47

Episode #1S3: A dilemma about needing to make money, a peculiar device and language when dealing with clients

12/9/2021
The Doula Dispensary is a monthly podcast, prescribing a monthly 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 month's doula dilemma discusses the situation when alarm bells are going off but you need this job. There's a question from a listener about how to inform your client about something that...

Duration:00:51:08

Episode #2S2: A dilemma about PN cancellations and dose about being qualified

11/11/2021
The Doula Dispensary is a monthly podcast, prescribing a monthly 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 month's doula dilemma discusses the situation when a client cancels a PN session. There's a question from a listener about sterile water injections. The Doula Dose talks about being a...

Duration:00:34:58

Episode #1S2: A dilemma about accompanying clients and current state of perinatal services

9/30/2021
The Doula Dispensary is a monthly podcast, prescribing a monthly 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 month's doula dilemma discusses the situation when only one birth partner is permitted during birth. There's a question from a listener about what to do if the labour and birth is long....

Duration:00:39:01

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