Episode 32: How to Doula Yourself
Hello! Welcome to todays podcast! I’m excited to connect with you today! I’ve been processing today’s podcast for a while now, and getting lots of personal opportunities to experience this topic in my own life, and I’m excited to share what I’ve been learning and practicing and to offer an perspective that is in my opinion needed now more than ever! The art of doula-ing yourself!
Evidence Based Birth Article on the Effectiveness of Doulas:
What I cover in today's episode:
- Cover what doulas do and how impactful they are
- Imagining what it would be like to have your own personal life doula
- Importance of community
- How to offer physical support to yourself
- How to offer emotional support to yourself
- How to offer informational support to yourself
- How to advocate for yourself
- And more!
All of this may sound overwhelming and like too much. I’m not saying to go out and practice all these tools tomorrow. Maybe pick 1-3 that really resonate with you and start there. But if you were to become a parent or enter into a serious relationship, you understand that that commitment would take time. You deserve that kind of attention from yourself. Nurturing yourself into a thriving life isn’t selfish, it’s the way we’re wired. I’m here to help you question anything that tells you otherwise.
What did you think of this take on self care? What tool resonated the most with you? If you found this episode helpful, I’d love it if you shared it with another birth worker who needs some encouragement! Also, go ahead and screen shot this episode and share it on social media and tag me with your thoughts! I love connecting with you!
If you’re wanting to use some movement to start feeling your body, noticing what’s happening in your own skin and choosing to nourish yourself, I have several free workouts that you can find here and here.
Grateful for each of you and cheering you on as your journey towards a thriving life!