21 episodes

This Podcast is created for the new, prospective, senior birthworker and everyone in between that wants to hear interviews with some of the inspiring workers in our field. Our goal is to spread the knowledge and grow the community to provide support for those birthworkers who need it.Want to hear more about a specific topic?Would you like to request a speaker, or volunteer to come on the show yourself?Just want to share how much you are loving the show?Leave me a question or comment and we will do our best to address it on the air!

All About Doulaship Podcast Megan Dixon

    • Business
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This Podcast is created for the new, prospective, senior birthworker and everyone in between that wants to hear interviews with some of the inspiring workers in our field. Our goal is to spread the knowledge and grow the community to provide support for those birthworkers who need it.Want to hear more about a specific topic?Would you like to request a speaker, or volunteer to come on the show yourself?Just want to share how much you are loving the show?Leave me a question or comment and we will do our best to address it on the air!

    Episode 21: Unexpected Change, A Covid Adaption Story

    Episode 21: Unexpected Change, A Covid Adaption Story

    Today we talk with Tara Withey of episode 2. She tells tales of business adaption through the covid-19 pandemic. She talks about Alice Turner and other various doulas that helped pull everyone through the transition to online support and learning new skills.
    I hope you enjoy,
    Megan

    Tara's Connections
    Email: birthingbydesign@aol.com
    Instagram @birthingbydesign
    Facebook

    All About Doulaship Connections
    Embracingmothers.com
    Instagram @all_about_doulaship
    Facebook

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 20: Girl, Stop Apologizing Book Review

    Episode 20: Girl, Stop Apologizing Book Review

    Hello everyone and welcome to the all about doulaship podcast! Today I’m starting something new to help us all become better business people, book reviews! Now just to be clear, I don’t plan on getting rid of the personal interview portion of this podcast, I’m just diversifying. That said the book I’m reviewing today is Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. Listen in to see if I recommend her book for the birthworker business person!

    Megan's Contact Information:
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Email: AllAboutDoulashipPodcast@gmail.com
    EmbracingMothers.com

    Rachel Hollis' Website: https://msrachelhollis.com/
    Amazon Link to her book

    • 12 min
    Episode 19: Hello Baby Baltimore

    Episode 19: Hello Baby Baltimore

    Hello Everyone!

    I hope you all are thriving in this hot mess we're calling 2020. Today you're going to listen in on an educational advocacy conversation with Taiwo & Wale Ajao. They lead Hello Baby Baltimore, a Health Communications initiative serving families in Baltimore City and the DMV area. Hello Baby believes in educating the whole village, empowering community doulas and advocating for professional doula services as a public health intervention.  With 12 years of teamwork as a married couple, Taiwo &  'Wale are both equipped as Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators and as trained doulas creating solutions for both families of color and of culture. Taiwo &  'Wale also draw on their background as a nurse-doctor couple with both local and international experience.

    I hope you all enjoy! If you do if you could "like, comment, subscribe" to this podcast to spread the word that would be most appreciated.

    Love to all,
    M

    Resources:
    A1 Nursing
    Congress.gov
    Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020

    Contact Information:
    Info@HelloBabyBaltimore.org
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Website

    Megan's Contact Information:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Allaboutdoulashippodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 18: All Boats Rise in a Tide

    Episode 18: All Boats Rise in a Tide

    Hello Everyone!
    I hope you all are well in this crazy time. Today I chatted with Rachel Carbonneau, MA. She is a Certified Birth Doula, CD(DONA), an Evidence Based Birth®  instructor, and a certified parenting coach. Rachel is the owner and director of Family Ways, a thriving doula agency in the greater Washington, DC area, and oversees a team of doulas providing birth, postpartum, and full-spectrum doula support, as well as lactation support, childbirth education, and other services, to help families experience a smooth transition through their childbearing year. Rachel is committed to helping families access evidence-based information for informed decision-making, and to helping improve the birth experience for all families, and has additional training through Spinning Babies and in trauma-informed care, infant safe sleep, and combating racism and discrimination. In addition to birth and coaching work, Rachel regularly presents to both parents and professionals in her community on education, research, and community activism.

    This was a fabulous conversation covering everything from a new doula life to growing a business to having a fabulous mentor. I truly hope that you enjoy. ~Megan

    Her contact information:
    Website: www.family-ways.com
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Pinterest
    Email: rachel@family-ways.com

    Book Recommendation: The Doula Business Guide by Patty Brennan along with the workbook

    If you want to get in contact with me (Megan) email AllAboutDoulashipPodcast@gmail.com or connect on Facebook. I'd love to chat, take recommendations, or just make a new birthworker friend.

    • 40 min
    Episode 17: Just Go For It!

    Episode 17: Just Go For It!

    Hello Everyone!
    Today we're talking with Haley Parizo the owner of Island Doula, located in Northwestern Vermont, where she resides with her husband and two young children. Stemming from a lifelong passion for all things pregnancy, birth, and baby she provides support to families all throughout the perinatal period. She currently wears many hats in her day-to-day life. In addition to owning her own doula business, she is also a registered nurse and has worked part time in a small pediatrician’s office since her graduation from nursing school in 2010. She has previous experience working on labor and delivery as a nurse and has been a Labor doula since 2013, certified through CAPPA. Ever since the birth of her first child she has been passionate about maternal/parental mental health and postpartum support. She is currently finalizing her postpartum doula certification through CAPPA, attending a certificate program for maternal mental health through Postpartum Support International, as well as working on a Stillbirthday and pregnancy and infant loss bereavement certification. For the past year she has also worked as the Coordinator of her local hospital’s brand new volunteer labor doula program, where she helps to ensure all people have access to doula support during labor.

    Podcast Recommendations: The Birth Hour and Evidence Based Birth
    Book Recommendation: Birth Partner
    Favorite Quote: “In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn
    Haley's Contact Information:
    Email: Haley.Parizo@UBMHealth.org
    Website: Island Doula
    Facebook: Island Doula
    Instagram: Island Doula

    • 53 min
    Episode 16: Discovering their Desires

    Episode 16: Discovering their Desires

    Good Afternoon All,
    Today I talked with Christi Stoltzfus of BellissiMama Doula Services in Lancaster County, PA. She is a certified doula through Birth Arts International that has had the pleasure of supporting women and their families since 2011. She offers antepartum, birth, and postpartum support as well as in-hospital care for those first delicate days after delivery. On top of being a doula, she works as a home birth midwife's assistant serving the local Amish & plain community, has homeschooled for 14 years, and is married to her high school sweetheart.

    Hope you enjoy!
    Megan

    Christi's Contact Information:
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram

    Book Recommendation: Birthing from Within by Pam England

    Favorite Quote: "The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail – when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labour pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred." by Joy Kusek

    Questions? Comments? Would like to chat? Contact Megan at Allaboutdoulashippodcast@gmail.com

    • 42 min

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RisSunny ,

Informative and interesting

I am in the very beginning stages of considering birthwork. I have found this podcast to be so helpful and informative around the hands-on work of doulaship and the business side of things too. I love the exploration of the numerous ways to serve people having babies.

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