Episode 34: Why Self Care is Hard for Birth Workers?

podcast Jul 08, 2020

Hello fellow birth workers! We’re a week into July fo 2020. Everything has been crazy this whole year! Do you remember the Australia fires that started this year? That seems like 5 years ago instead of 5-6 months ago when that kicked off our year. It’s gotten more intense ever since. 2020 has impacted our families, our communities, our ability to BE with our clients, our ability to provide for our families. It’s challenged our own personal beliefs, challenged us to really...

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Episode 33: The Website Doula - Sarah Juliusson

podcast Jul 01, 2020

Hello friends! We officially made it into July of 2020!
This month is especially exciting for me and my business, I can’t let too much out of the bag, but let’s just say, I’ve been working ridiculously hard behind the scenes and you won’t want to miss next weeks episode! Wink wink

I’m so glad you’re here today, because today’s episode is GOLD! Now it’s about a topic many of us might find overwhelming or unapproachable or we have told...

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Episode 32: How to Doula Yourself

podcast Jun 24, 2020

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: 

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Episode 31: Occupational Therapist Lisa Westhorpe

podcast Jun 17, 2020

Occupational Therapists are quite literally the best. Today I get the chance to chat with the amazing Lisa Westhrope. She's the fabulous woman behind Nurture Occupational Therapy and I basically fell in love with her over the brief time I’ve known her and over the course of this interview! If you’re not positive you know exactly what an occupational therapist is, no worries, she explains it to us!

A bit about Lisa! She is a masters-level qualified occupational therapist and mama...

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Episode 30: Rebecca Bakker, Business Strategist from The Doula Toolbox

podcast Jun 10, 2020

Many of us are doing some powerful and deep inner work. Reflecting on our beliefs, values, and if our actions truly line up with what we say we believe. I’m a firm believer in the fact that we are whole beings, spiritual, emotional, mental and physical all wrapped up into you. We often try to separate one part out to work on that area, which I understand, but I also have found that much of my internal work is strongly reflected in my physical work. It’s very hard to do internal...

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Episode 29: Sitting in Discomfort & Shoes

podcast Jun 03, 2020

Hello friends! 2020 has been and continues to be quite the ride. I want to acknowledge how the world is right now so I’m going to read a social media post I wrote up today. I want to share about how physical movement can lead into all other types of change and why it matters.

I don’t normally do super straight talk on my social media. I’m all about encouraging you and supporting you and not being another voice that adds pressure or shame or feeling less than.

Today I...

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Episode 28: Sucking in Your Belly, Postpartum Belly Wraps & Skinny Jeans

podcast May 27, 2020

In this episode we get to talk about a topic that impacts ALL of us, yet we don’t often discuss how it influences us. Clothing! As a birth worker, this topic comes up quite a bit. What to wear to a birth? What do you wear with clients during a meeting pre or post birth? What is professional enough/vs too much? 

There are several things that we get to consider: ease of movement, is it water resistant? Do I look too much like the hospital staff? Do I look professional...

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Episode 27: Social Media for the Birth Worker with Katie Edwards Corbin

podcast May 20, 2020

Hello again friends! So good to be connecting again. I’m finding I’m leaning more into all the virtual ways of connecting right now! My online classes, my podcast, my social media is all helping facilitate me staying connected to my students and clients in ways that are powerful, even if I am missing my in person connections like crazy right now!

Are you able to use social media to connect with your people? How does social media make you feel? Is it overwhelming? Is it confusing?...

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Episode 26: A Birth Photographer's Perspective- Kimberly Kimble

podcast May 13, 2020

How have you been? I feel like I’ve hit a groove again after my life being turned upside down with this pandemic. I miss teaching my in person classes and in person doula work, but I’m so grateful to have found creative ways of connecting with my online community!

Have you switched to serving your community online? Let me tell you, it can be hard. It can feel like no one is listening after being so used to in person immediate feedback. I have been able to switch to offering my...

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Episode 25: My Controversial Take On Kegels

podcast May 06, 2020

Hello! I’ll be honest. I feel quite emotionally drained right now. On one hand, it’s spring, I’ve planted a garden which I love, we’re getting more sun and walking which is my love language is so very lovely in the sun, spring feels new and clean, and then there’s this world wide pandemic where everything feels wrong and bad. I have so many loved ones going through legitimately hard and heavy and painful things, I feel emotionally exhausted most of the time.

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