6 episodes

Conversations about the abortion doula movement and full-spectrum reproductive healthcare.

Full Spectrum Doula Circle Full-Spectrum Doula Circle

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 12 Ratings

Conversations about the abortion doula movement and full-spectrum reproductive healthcare.

    Indigenous Reproductive Health in New Mexico (with Diana Halsey & Jessica Lujan)

    Indigenous Reproductive Health in New Mexico (with Diana Halsey & Jessica Lujan)

    Diana Halsey and Jessica Lujan from Tewa Women United’s Indigenous Women’s Health and Justice Program talked with me about supporting indigenous moms in New Mexico, the story of the Yiya Vi Kagingdi doula program, and how they braid together reproductive justice with other issue areas such as environmental justice and sexualized violence.

    RESOURCES
    Tewa Women United http://tewawomenunited.org/
    Vogue article/photo essay about Tewa Women United https://www.vogue.com/projects/13549256/tewa-women-united-new-mexico/
    Yiya Vi Kagingdi Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/YVKdoulas/

    SUPPORT
    You’re invited to help sustain the podcast by becoming a patron at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/fullspectrumdoulacircle

    CONNECT
    Other ways to connect:
    fullspectrumdoulacircle@gmail.com
    twitter.com/FSDCircle
    facebook.com/FullSpectrumDoulaCircle/
    facebook.com/groups/1258576247514205/

    THANK YOU
    Thank you to Elizabeth Fein for writing and recording the podcast theme music.

    • 30 min
    Co-Authors of The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People (with Mary Mahoney & Lauren Mitchell)

    Co-Authors of The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People (with Mary Mahoney & Lauren Mitchell)

    Lauren Mitchell and Mary Mahoney, co-authors of The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People talked with me in January 2017 about their book, story-based doula care, and organizing doulas.

    “This is what she needs us to bear witness to at the moment” --Lauren Mitchell

    RESOURCES

    * The Doulas: Radical Care For Pregnant People https://www.feministpress.org/books-a-m/the-doulas

    * Bitch’s review of The Doulas https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/radical-idea-providing-doulas-abortions

    * Feministing’s interview with Lauren and Mary http://feministing.com/2016/12/07/the-feministing-five-mary-mahoney-lauren-mitchell-of-the-doula-project/

    * The Doula Project https://www.doulaproject.net/

    * The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption In The Decades Before Roe v. Wade http://www.thegirlswhowentaway.com/

    * “Inside The Million Dollar Get-Rich Doula Clique” https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katiejmbaker/doula-drama

    * The Berkshire Doula Project https://www.facebook.com/BerkshireDoulaProject/

    SUPPORT
    You’re invited to help sustain the podcast by becoming a patron at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/fullspectrumdoulacircle

    CONNECT
    Other ways to connect:
    fullspectrumdoulacircle@gmail.com
    twitter.com/FSDCircle
    facebook.com/FullSpectrumDoulaCircle/
    facebook.com/groups/1258576247514205/

    THANK YOU
    Thank you to Elizabeth Fein for writing and recording the podcast theme music.

    • 43 min
    Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocacy in Black Families (with Nneka Hall)

    Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocacy in Black Families (with Nneka Hall)

    I talk with Nneka Hall, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness (PAIL) advocate with an emphasis on working with Black families, about her own loss story, how pregnancy loss disproportionately affects Black families, and how birth doulas can use their skills to support clients experiencing loss.

    RESOURCES
    Holding Our Space https://holdingourspace.tumblr.com/
    The Mother Wit Conference https://www.themotherwitconference.com/
    Birth Vs. Black https://www.facebook.com/BirthVSBlack/
    PAIL Resource Site https://sites.google.com/site/pailaunity/home
    Quietly United In Loss Together (QUILT) https://www.facebook.com/QUILT2014/

    SUPPORT
    You’re invited to help sustain the podcast by becoming a Patron at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/fullspectrumdoulacircle

    CONNECT
    www.twitter.com/FSDCircle
    www.facebook.com/FullSpectrumDoulaCircle/
    www.facebook.com/groups/1258576247514205/

    THANK YOU
    Thank you to Elizabeth Fein for writing and recording the podcast theme music.

    • 31 min
    Becoming a Queer Full Spectrum Doula (with Laura McGuire)

    Becoming a Queer Full Spectrum Doula (with Laura McGuire)

    Dr. Laura McGuire talked with me about supporting young people through pregnancy and parenting, doula support for queer people and people with a kink lifestyle, and support for people with a history of trauma.

    “The choices and options that healed some tormented others—there were no rights or wrongs, only maybes.” - Dr. Laura McGuire

    RESOURCES
    1. Laura’s article: The Queer Doula https://www.spectrumsouth.com/queer-doula/

    2. Laura’s website: The National Center for Equity and Agency https://www.equityandagency.com/

    3. Want more context for the discussion Laura and I had about doula support for people in the kink community? She recommended kinkly.com to see terms and definitions etc and if you’re interested in visiting events to learn more or get involved with the kink community fetlife.com

    4. The book Laura recommended: When Survivors Give Birth by Penny Simkin & Phyllis Klaus http://whensurvivorsgivebirth.net/


    SUPPORT
    You’re invited to help sustain the podcast by becoming a patron at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/fullspectrumdoulacircle

    CONNECT
    Other ways to connect:
    fullspectrumdoulacircle@gmail.com
    twitter.com/FSDCircle
    facebook.com/FullSpectrumDoulaCircle/
    facebook.com/groups/1258576247514205/

    THANK YOU
    Thank you to Elizabeth Fein for writing and recording the podcast theme music.

    • 48 min
    Intro To Abortion Doulas (with Alyssa Basmajian & Michelle Ko)

    Intro To Abortion Doulas (with Alyssa Basmajian & Michelle Ko)

    Alyssa Basmajian & Michele Ko have both written about the abortion doula movement. I talked with them the day after the 2016 U.S. general election about what abortion doulas do, the intersection between the abortion doula movement and reproductive justice, how abortion doula care is stigma-busting, and what surprised each of them about abortion doulaing.

    RESOURCES
    * Michele's Ms. blog "What Being An Abortion Doula Has Taught Me" http://msmagazine.com/blog/2016/06/07/what-being-an-abortion-doula-has-taught-me/
    * Alyssa's essay "Abortion Doulas: Changing The Narrative" https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19492901.2014.11728432
    * Wesleyan Doula Project http://www.wesleyandoulaproject.org/
    * What Is Reproductive Justice? (Sister Song) https://www.sistersong.net/reproductive-justice/
    * What Is Reproductive Justice? (Strong Families) https://forwardtogether.org/what-is-reproductive-justice/

    SUPPORT
    You’re invited to help sustain the podcast by becoming a patron at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/fullspectrumdoulacircle

    CONNECT
    Other ways to connect:
    fullspectrumdoulacircle@gmail.com
    twitter.com/FSDCircle
    facebook.com/FullSpectrumDoulaCircle/
    facebook.com/groups/1258576247514205/

    THANK YOU
    Thank you to Elizabeth Fein for writing and recording the podcast theme music.

    • 32 min
    Episode Zero Podcast Preview

    Episode Zero Podcast Preview

    I'm starting a podcast! For the past two years I’ve been interviewing experts on full-spectrum reproductive healthcare and the abortion doula movement in a monthly webinar series I've hosted for full-spectrum doulas. Now I’m re-launching these conversations as a podcast in order to make them more widely accessible.

    https://www.patreon.com/fullspectrumdoulacircle
    twitter.com/FSDCircle
    facebook.com/FullSpectrumDoulaCircle/

    Thank you to Elizabeth Fein for writing and recording the podcast theme music.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Wonderful and unique resource

I’m so grateful this podcast exists! As a birth doula and hopeful soon to be full spectrum doula I am so glad I have found this wonderful resource. This podcast has such a unique perspective and I’m so happy that I and others get to learn from such thoughtful and experienced people.

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