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Author: Siobhan Smith & Kicki Hansard

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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.
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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
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 health professionals don't introduce themselves to clients. There's a question from a new doula asking about what to charge when offering remote doula support. The Doula Dose talks about the one birth partner only rule and when it will be lifted. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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 parents want to start a strict routine. There's a question from a new doula asking about 'top tips'. The Doula Dose talks about the MVPs role during COVID-19. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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, Siobhan and Kicki are so excited to welcome back Emiliana and Sophie who were their guests in Episode #19, sharing their surrogacy journey. In this episode, we get to hear the lead up to the birth and the full birth story. Grab your hankies as this is emotional. You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@kickihansardEmiliana can be found @themindfulbirthgroupSophie can be found @life.before.you
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 what to do if your client's partner seems traumatised by a previous birth. There's a question from an aspiring doula about working while pregnant. The Doula Dose talks about working in a doula collective with guests Grainne Amos and Holly Clark. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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 what to do if your client's due dates changes as you're nearing the on-call period. There's a question from an doula about returning to in person support. The Doula Dose talks about being PPE and doulas. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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 what to do if your client want you to look after their child rather than coming to the birth. There's a question from an aspiring doula about being on-call. The Doula Dose talks about being 'just a 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@birthblissacademy
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 what to do if you have seen two potential clients and they both want you for the same dates. There's a question from a doula about the difference between a virtual and in person doula course. The Doula Dose talks about aromatherapy. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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.In this episode, we are joined by a cuddle of BirthBliss doulas who all co-present this podcast, sharing views and ideas!This week's doula dilemma discusses what to do when a client has body image issues. There's a question how to support a client that is very anxious. The Doula Dose discusses the pros and cons of the corona pandemic in maternity 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@birthblissacademy
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 what to do when a client doesn't seem to want to try any of the suggestions given by the doula. There's a question about what tasks to offer during night-time support. The Doula Dose speaks to Verina Henchy about her experience of supporting a hoax client. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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, the podcast is co-hosted by Emily Bray and Mal Downing.The doula dilemma discusses how often to contact a client. There's a question about how to keep getting better and learning new skills. In the Doula Dose, we speak to Emily and Mal about their doula work and a quick fire round of questions. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademyYou can find Emily and Mal here:@emilybraydoula@mal_downing_doula
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 doula mentoring and a common issue. There's a question from a doula about shared care. The Doula Dose talks about MVPs and their role. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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 how do conduct an initial interview. There's a question from a doula about doula insurance. The Doula Dose talks about the BirthBliss Academy's Accreditation programme. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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 what to if asked to offer in person postnatal doula support. There's a question from a doula about the impact on doula work when it's being given away for free. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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 dispensary continues with the Coronavirus crisis. Siobhan and Kicki cover some of the impact it's having on maternity services. The statement by Birthrights is talked about and what to do if you're prevented from supporting your client. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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 dispensary continues with the Coronavirus crisis. Siobhan and Kicki cover some of the frequently asked questions that doulas might have right now. How do we support our clients and what can we do to keep our business going. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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 dispensary is all about the Coronavirus. The dilemma is having a client booked and second birth partners being banned from hospitals. There's a question about how do support clients remotely and how to handle refunds. We also talk about the Human Right's angle of denying women the support they want. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media -@siobhan_thebirthdoula@birthblissacademy
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 what to do when a midwife comes between the doula and the client. There's a question from a doula about how or if to challenge an Obstetrician. The Doula Dose this week is about supporting clients during awkward situations. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media - @siobhan_thebirthdoula @birthblissacademy
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 what to do when a birth client's initial plans change to having an elective caesarean birth. There's a question from a doula about software and apps to use for the doula business. The Doula Dose this week is all about challenging old ways of doing things. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media - @siobhan_thebirthdoula @birthblissacademy
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 what to charge when you're supporting parents with twins. There's a question from a doula about using water for pain management. The Doula Dose this week is all about policies and guidelines and what is what. There is, of course, also a lot of general chit-chat about life.You can follow Siobhan and Kicki on social media - @siobhan_thebirthdoula @kickihansard 
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