100 episodes

On Dearest Doula we will learn about a host of birth related topics from top professionals in our field, and connect with doulas and other birth workers so they can share their wisdom with you. Our topic based shows are chock-full of knowledge bombs, tips and resources that you can arm yourself with and add to your doula arsenal of awesomeness. Our birth worker features are all near and dear to my heart, and I invite you to let their journey light your path. Listening to their struggles, their “Movie moments”, and their successes can help you to avoid some mistakes, remind you to keep moving forward, and ultimately inspire you to become a better birth worker. Whether you are listening in the comfort of your home, at they gym, or even on your way to or from a birth, Dearest Doula is the podcast that is designed to help you feel connected, educated, and empowered.

Dearest Doula with Nathalie Saenz Nathalie Saenz chats with top birth workers and birth experts such as Demetria Clark & Maria Pokluda, with Inspiration from Ina May Gaskin, Penny Simkin, Pam England, and Sheila Kitzinger.

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.8, 72 Ratings

On Dearest Doula we will learn about a host of birth related topics from top professionals in our field, and connect with doulas and other birth workers so they can share their wisdom with you. Our topic based shows are chock-full of knowledge bombs, tips and resources that you can arm yourself with and add to your doula arsenal of awesomeness. Our birth worker features are all near and dear to my heart, and I invite you to let their journey light your path. Listening to their struggles, their “Movie moments”, and their successes can help you to avoid some mistakes, remind you to keep moving forward, and ultimately inspire you to become a better birth worker. Whether you are listening in the comfort of your home, at they gym, or even on your way to or from a birth, Dearest Doula is the podcast that is designed to help you feel connected, educated, and empowered.

    Dearest Doula Podcast S2Ep08: ‘Doula Self Care’ Featuring Ursula Sabia Sukinik

    Dearest Doula Podcast S2Ep08: ‘Doula Self Care’ Featuring Ursula Sabia Sukinik

    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 08: ‘Doula Self Care’ Featuring Ursula Sabia Sukinik
     
    In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are talking about the five domains of health and how to build a doula self care  toolkit with fellow birth worker Ursula Sabia Sukinik. 
    Listen in today to learn more!
     
    Ursula Sabia Sukinik is not only a certified childbirth educator, but is also a birth doula, a birth assistant, doula trainer and mother of two teenage boys. Ursula is the Owner and CEO of Birth You Desire serving clients in the DC Metro area
     
    Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/doulaselfcare
     
    Have you connected with 'Dearest Doula' on social media? Don't wait, do it today!
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DearestDoula
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DearestDoula
     
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/dearestdoulapodcast/
     
    You can also get connected by joining our Facebook group, ‘Birth work is the Best Work’ 
     
    Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Dearest Doula Accountability Tribe- to join in on weekly discussions with other passionate birth workers who want to deepen their doula philosophy, and grow their business.
     
     I look forward to connecting with you!
     
    *Sound/Music by Setuniman  at www.freesound.org/people/setuniman/

    • 25 min
    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 07: "Honor Yourself First" Featuring Jo Anne Lindberg

    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 07: "Honor Yourself First" Featuring Jo Anne Lindberg

    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 07: "Honor Yourself First" Featuring Jo Anne Lindberg
     
    In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are following the journey of fellow birth worker and repeat guest Jo Anne Lindberg. 
    Listen in today to learn more!
     
    Jo Anne Lindberg has been in private practice since 1999, practicing Ohashiatsu bodywork & Asian medicine based on the five element theory. Jo Anne specializes in birth fear and trauma, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and menopause. Jo Anne is also the President & Founder of BirthLink – providing Childbirth & Family Wellness resources to families in the Chicago area.
     
     
    Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/joanne
     
    Have you connected with 'Dearest Doula' on social media? Don't wait, do it today!
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DearestDoula
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DearestDoula
     
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/dearestdoulapodcast/
     
    You can also get connected by joining our Facebook group, ‘Birth work is the Best Work’ 
     
    Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Dearest Doula Accountability Tribe- to join in on weekly discussions with other passionate birth workers who want to deepen their doula philosophy, and grow their business.
     
     I look forward to connecting with you!
     
    *Sound/Music by Setuniman  at www.freesound.org/people/setuniman/
     

    • 59 min
    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2 Episode 06: ‘The Art & Science of Infant Sleep’ Featuring Brandie Hadfield, Natasha Marchand, and Bianca Sprague

    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2 Episode 06: ‘The Art & Science of Infant Sleep’ Featuring Brandie Hadfield, Natasha Marchand, and Bianca Sprague

    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2 Episode 06: ‘The Art & Science of Infant Sleep’ Featuring Brandie Hadfield, Natasha Marchand, and Bianca Sprague
    In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are learning all about infant sleep with this fabulous trio of birth workers. Listen in today to learn more!
     
    Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/infantsleep
     
    Have you connected with 'Dearest Doula' on social media? Don't wait, do it today!
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DearestDoula
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DearestDoula
     
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/dearestdoulapodcast/
     
    You can also get connected by joining our Facebook group, ‘Birth work is the Best Work’ 
     
    Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Dearest Doula Accountability Tribe- to join in on weekly discussions with other passionate birth workers who want to deepen their doula philosophy, and grow their business.
     
     I look forward to connecting with you!
     
    *Sound/Music by Setuniman  at www.freesound.org/people/setuniman/
     

    • 19 min
    Dearest Doula Podcast S2 Ep. 05: "Don't Go Solo, Make Your Networks!' Ft. Birth Doula Jessica Potter

    Dearest Doula Podcast S2 Ep. 05: "Don't Go Solo, Make Your Networks!' Ft. Birth Doula Jessica Potter

    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2 Episode 05: "Don't Go Solo, Make Your Networks!' Ft. Birth Doula Jessica Potter
     
    In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are following the journey of fellow birth worker Jessica Potter. Listen in today to learn more!
     
    Jessica Potter is a CAPPA trained Labor Doula and childbirth educator, Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula, and owner of Birth Be Blessed Birth Services, serving clients in the Denver metro area.
     
    Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/jessicapotter
     
    Have you connected with 'Dearest Doula' on social media? Don't wait, do it today!
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DearestDoula
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DearestDoula
     
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/dearestdoulapodcast/
     
    You can also get connected by joining our Facebook group, ‘Birth work is the Best Work’ 
     
    Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Dearest Doula Accountability Tribe- to join in on weekly discussions with other passionate birth workers who want to deepen their doula philosophy, and grow their business.
     
     I look forward to connecting with you!
     
    *Sound/Music by Setuniman  at www.freesound.org/people/setuniman/
     

    • 46 min
    S2, Episode 04: “Just work hard and don’t give up!” Featuring Christine Golcher

    S2, Episode 04: “Just work hard and don’t give up!” Featuring Christine Golcher

    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 04: “Just work hard and don’t give up!” Featuring Christine Golcher
     
    In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are following the journey of fellow birth worker Christine Golcher Listen in today to learn more! 
     
    Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/christinegolcher
     
    Have you connected with 'Dearest Doula' on social media? Don't wait, do it today!
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DearestDoula
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DearestDoula
     
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/dearestdoulapodcast/
     
    You can also get connected by joining our Facebook group, ‘Birth work is the Best Work’ 
     
    Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Dearest Doula Accountability Tribe- to join in on weekly discussions with other passionate birth workers who want to deepen their doula philosophy, and grow their business.
     
     I look forward to connecting with you!
     
    *Sound/Music by Setuniman  at www.freesound.org/people/setuniman/
     
     
     
     

    • 21 min
    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 03: “Find what inspires you...grab it and don't let go!” Featuring Jessie Maher

    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 03: “Find what inspires you...grab it and don't let go!” Featuring Jessie Maher

    Dearest Doula Podcast Season 2, Episode 03: “Find what inspires you...grab it and don't let go!” Featuring Jessie Maher
    In this Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are sharing the birth worker journey of fellow newborn mother and birth worker Jessie Maher! Listen in today to learn more!
    Be sure to visit our 'show notes' page at: www.dearestdoula.com/jessiemaher
    Have you connected with 'Dearest Doula' on social media? Don't wait, do it today!
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DearestDoula
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DearestDoula
     
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/dearestdoulapodcast/
     
    You can also get connected by joining our Facebook group, ‘Birth work is the Best Work’ 
     
    Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Dearest Doula Accountability Tribe- to join in on weekly discussions with other passionate birth workers who want to deepen their doula philosophy, and grow their business.
     
     I look forward to connecting with you!
     
    *Sound/Music by Setuniman  at www.freesound.org/people/setuniman/
     
     

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

NewlaDoula ,

Affirmed my choice to become a doula!!!

Wow. I am so grateful to this podcast. This really gave me the *COURAGE* to commit to investing in a doula certification training, and gave me the dose of reality that I needed to hear in order to imagine myself doing birth work. I’ve listened to every single episode, and although I was drawn to listening to most of the topics, I even learned something amazing from the episodes I was not all that jazzed about initially… In other words, I never felt disappointed by a single guest because every guest had at least 1 amazing insight to offer, if not many. Thank you, Nathalie, for doing this amazing work for the birth community at large. And thank you to all the guests that stepped up to share their experiences as a birth workers! I’ve been happily awaiting more episodes since Nov ‘16, yet I understand Life Happens with a newborn ;) (This community of all communities should understand that!) PS. I’m interested in the Accountability Tribe and looking forward to inquiring further about it after I attend my first birth and feel a bit more engaged in my path as a doula.

j0yt0thew0rld ,

Inspiring Podcast

I am really glad I found this podcast, because I am a new doula so I have been learning so much from all the episodes and guests.

I even got my calling to become a midwife while listening to Juli Tilsner's and Aubre Tompkins' episodes back-to-back coincidentally during my commute home several weeks ago. Since then, I started looking into the Cornerstone Midwifery Training program and accredited midwifery schools to start my journey. Thank you inspiring birth workers like myself and keep up the great work, Nathalie!

Hopsing457 ,

Must Listen for Prospective Doulas!

I am addicted to this podcast. Nathalie is a wonderful host and the huge variety of different topics covered by the guests is so informative and enjoyable to listen to! This podcast has really helped me in my journey to becoming a doula. I feel so empowered! Thank you, Nathalie!

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