BIRTH EDUCATION & HEALING for PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM ... mind, body, heart and spirit.
The Taproot Doula Project is a project created by me, Kate : I am a nurse, doula, parent and teacher. Experiencing parenthood myself and serving birthing people as a nurse and labor/postpartum doula for the past 15 years, I saw a huge need for a different kind of support for pregnant people and new parents. I wish to create community for my fellow birth workers so that we can heal, change and grow. My dream is that peace on Earth begins with birth.
Nurses Are Like Cops
Before we can heal our trauma as healthcare workers, we have to admit that it’s real.
Read the article: https://medium.com/@katenovot/nurses-are-like-cops-8a73a1476711
Self Care Episode 10: One Small Change
WHY THE MARTYR MOTHERHOOD MYTH MUST DIE, and one small way we can kill it off today!
I'm doing something I've been waiting to do for the past 8, 9, 10 years ... a small change that will make my life better. I challenge you to do the same ... come join me and learn how.
Self Care Episode 9: WE ARE CONNECTED
WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. Is white midwifery/birth community racist? HOW DOES IT AFFECT US?
(A brief message addressing recent events in the local and national birth community ... Read more at https://taprootdoula.com/2017/04/24/wake-up-white-birth-community-black-women-and-babies-are-dying/)
Black women and babies are dying at epidemic rates. What does it have to do with us?
The same forces that hurt black moms and babies also hurt us, in more subtle ways. Our healing cannot happen individually ... it is dependent on the healing of EVERYONE in our community. Black women are the canaries in the coal mine ... we are all breathing in the poison, but they are the ones who stop singing first. BE BRAVE, GET UNCOMFORTABLE. LOVE YOUR COMMUNITY. HEAL YOURSELF.
Self Care Episode 8: CONTROL
CONTROL: We are obsessed with it. We are obsessed with controlling aspects of our life that can't be controlled. We are obsessed with controlling the actions of other people, and we make ourselves miserable when we can't.
HOW DO WE COPE? The first step is to admit we have a problem. Next, we need to practice tuning into the one thing we DO have control over ... ourselves. How do we let the actions of others affect the way we feel, and how is that a lost cause?
Self Care Episode 7: SOCIAL MEDIA & THE GODDESS MYTH
RING THE BELLS THAT STILL CAN RING
FORGET YOUR PERFECT OFFERING
THERE IS A CRACK IN EVERYTHING
THAT'S HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN
For many of us, social media is a pervasive aspect of motherhood. This can be good AND bad .... the beauty of connection with other women can transcend the limits of our own neighborhoods and lives, and technology can connect us like never before.
However, in a culture where anxiety, depression and insecurity about mothering is so pervasive, it is essential to learn how to CONSCIOUSLY consume social media ... to use it to connect us rather than push us apart.
Self Care Episode 6: ANXIETY, JEALOUSY, GRIEF, MANTRA
WORDS CREATE WORLDS. This week's check-in we explore how we are beautifully and wonderfully made (anxiety, laundry piles and all), how jealousy is actually a deeper message from our inner selves, and how to rewrite the story of how we talk to ourselves. I share my favorite personal mantra and share a prayer of WISDOM and STRENGTH for any challenges you might face this week. Love, Kate
Peace on earth begins with birth.
I am a new doula who is passionate about supporting other mothers through the child bearing year and motherhood. Everything about this podcast drew me in externally, listening to the podcasts has me hooked! Look forward to listening to more. ❤️ So real, so healing, so inspiring. Thank you.
You need this podcast
I cannot listen to Kate without sobbing. She gets straight to the heart of important things. She has a deep love for women and she's on a mission to help us LOVE ourselves and each other.