51 episodes

The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@kicki.hansard@birthblissacademyFind a doula www.thedouladirectory.com

The Doula Dispensary Siobhan Smith & Kicki Hansard

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@kicki.hansard@birthblissacademyFind a doula www.thedouladirectory.com

    Episode #5S2: A dilemma about being out of pocket and a dose about being invisible

    Episode #5S2: A dilemma about being out of pocket and a dose about being invisible

    The Doula Dispensary is a monthly podcast, prescribing a monthly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother.

    This month's doula dilemma discusses the situation when a doula pays for bits and pieces when working and how to get the money back. There's a question from a listener about what to do if you've been booked by a client and then realise you're not a good match. The Doula Dose talks about doulas as the invisible resource in perinatal services. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.

    You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -
    @siobhan_thebirthdoula
    @kicki.hansard
    @birthblissacademy

    • 38 min
    Episode #4S2: A dilemma about content copying and the top item in our doula bag

    Episode #4S2: A dilemma about content copying and the top item in our doula bag

    The Doula Dispensary is a monthly podcast, prescribing a monthly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother.

    This month's doula dilemma discusses the situation when another doula has copied the content of your website. There's a question from a listener about our top item in our doula bags. The Doula Dose talks about the worrying trend in perinatal services. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.

    You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -
    @siobhan_thebirthdoula
    @kicki.hansard
    @birthblissacademy

    • 36 min
    Episode #1S3: A dilemma about needing to make money, a peculiar device and language when dealing with clients

    Episode #1S3: A dilemma about needing to make money, a peculiar device and language when dealing with clients

    The Doula Dispensary is a monthly podcast, prescribing a monthly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother.

    This month's doula dilemma discusses the situation when alarm bells are going off but you need this job. There's a question from a listener about how to inform your client about something that they are doing could be harmful. The Doula Dose talks about the language we use with our clients. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.

    You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -
    @siobhan_thebirthdoula
    @kicki.hansard
    @birthblissacademy

    • 51 min
    Episode #2S2: A dilemma about PN cancellations and dose about being qualified

    Episode #2S2: A dilemma about PN cancellations and dose about being qualified

    The Doula Dispensary is a monthly podcast, prescribing a monthly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother.

    This month's doula dilemma discusses the situation when a client cancels a PN session. There's a question from a listener about sterile water injections. The Doula Dose talks about being a 'qualified' doula. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.

    You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -
    @siobhan_thebirthdoula
    @kicki.hansard
    @birthblissacademy

    • 34 min
    Episode #1S2: A dilemma about accompanying clients and current state of perinatal services

    Episode #1S2: A dilemma about accompanying clients and current state of perinatal services

    The Doula Dispensary is a monthly podcast, prescribing a monthly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother.

    This month's doula dilemma discusses the situation when only one birth partner is permitted during birth. There's a question from a listener about what to do if the labour and birth is long. The Doula Dose talks about the current situation in perinatal services. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.

    This is the first episode of our second season. We will be releasing an episode per month.

    You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -
    @siobhan_thebirthdoula
    @kicki.hansard
    @birthblissacademy

    • 39 min
    Episode #46: A dilemma about boundaries and charging expenses to your clients

    Episode #46: A dilemma about boundaries and charging expenses to your clients

    The Doula Dispensary is a weekly podcast, prescribing a weekly dose of all things doula. Siobhan and Kicki bring you a show which is a bit like sitting down with your mates for a cup of tea... So put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy listening to familiar issues as a working doula, woman and mother.

    This week's doula dilemma discusses the situation when a client might want more from the doula than she can provide. There's a question from a listener about age and if it's ever too late to become a doula. The Doula Dose talks about charging expenses to your client. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.

    This is the last episode of our first season. We'll be back again in September!
    Thank you very much for all your wonderful support! We are so grateful for all your kind feedback! Have a wonderful summer!

    You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -
    @siobhan_thebirthdoula
    @birthblissacademy

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Cowgirlcarmen ,

Entertaining and educational

One episode and I was hooked! Love this pod. Great information for doulas and birth workers.

Traynia ,

Great pod!

You two are awesome! I’m an aspiring doula living bear Washington DC and I’ve been getting AO MUCH out of listening to you both! Thanks for being so insight and informative!

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