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Another school year of pandemic parenting is behind her and Ciana is sharing her reflections on how she and her kids successfully got through it. Both moms discuss some differences in their parenting journeys of school-aged children.Happy summer to all!!! 😎🌞🤷‍♀️ Confused about your options and how to plan for your baby's grand entrance? Schedule a Virtual Prep/Planning Session or a Birth Class (Virtual or In-Person)More info on all our services HereQuestions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Free Birthing ChecklistLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
We're pulling the curtain back on what it's like to live a life on call.Join us for a candid conversation that reveals the not-so-glamours part of being birthworkers. From keeping our cars filled with gas to whether or not we will buy event tickets, there is a lot about being birth doulas that have to be considered when thinking of going on call. 🤷‍♀️ Confused about your options and how to plan for your baby's grand entrance? Schedule a Virtual Prep/Planning Session or a Birth Class (Virtual or In-Person)More info on all our services HereQuestions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Free Birthing ChecklistLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
🎉It's World Doula Week and we are together again!!! 👩🏽‍🤝‍👩🏿🥰In this episode, Exie & Ciana are celebrating doulas everywhere for World Doula Week, March 22-28, 2022.Recently there has been an increase in public appreciation for the work of doulas and the positive impact we can have on people during different life-changing events. We discuss some well-known and, perhaps lesser-known, ways doulas provide support. If you are an aspiring doula, listen for some important questions you can ask when evaluating and choosing your training.Also, the positive impact of doulas can extend beyond the obvious. Did you know that birth and postpartum doulas can help improve the maternal mental health of clients and help strengthen the foundation of families in the days and weeks of early parenthood? Listen to find out some simple things that can make a huge, lifelong impact.Resources from this episode:International End of LIfe Doula Association (INELDA)Postpartum Support InternationalCDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, November 26, 2021🤷‍♀️ Confused about your options and how to plan for your baby's grand entrance? Schedule a Virtual Prep/Planning Session or a Birth Class (Virtual or In-Person)More info on all our services HereQuestions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Free Birthing ChecklistLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
🎶 "All by myself..." 🎶In this final episode of the mediocre year that was 2021, Exie shares her love of reading and some of the gems that helped her get through the last 11 months. If you are always on the lookout for good book recommendations, this might be the episode you've been waiting for.  Exie will give a brief description of the books that left indelible marks on her and how she ties them into her work as a birth professional.  Listen and see why you might want to add these books to your 2022 book wishlist. You might even find the common thread that moved Exie to choose these 7 specifically to share.1.  It's Ok that You're Not OK by Megan Devine2.  Three Minus One by Sean Hanish & Brooke Warner3.  When Survivors Give Birth by Penny Simkin & Phyllis Klaus4.  Traumatic Childbirth by Cheryl Tatano Beck, Jeanne Watson Driscoll, & Sue Watson5.  Policing the Womb by Michele Goodwin6.  What Happened to You? by Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey7.   In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor MateBonus book at end of the episode:8.  Inferno by Catherine Cho🤷‍♀️ Confused about your options and how to plan for your baby's grand entrance? Schedule a Virtual Prep/Planning Session or a Birth Class (Virtual or In Person)More info on all our services HereQuestions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
Here in the US people are very busy making plans for the winter holidays and if you're due during this season (or at any other holiday time) you may face the possibility of labor induction. What should you do? What if the induction doesn't work? What if it does? In this episode, Exie is covering some interesting facts and considerations for anyone with babies due near a holiday date. As a mom who has experienced an induction that happened to land on a holiday and a birth professional who has supported and educated hundreds of pregnant people over the course of her career, Exie understands what you might be facing.Also in this episode, Exie unveils 2 new classes she will begin teaching in 2022 and is offering you the chance to have one of these classes for FREE!✨Enter here to win a FREE private virtual class and get your exclusive FREE Gift✨ 🤷‍♀️ Confused about your options and how to plan for your baby's grand entrance? Schedule a Virtual Prep/Planning Session or a Birth Class (Virtual or In Person)More info on all our services HereQuestions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramMore information on topics in this episode at Evidence Based Birth Blog(note: Exie has no affiliation with Evidence Based Birth, just a great amount of respect and appreciation for the unbiased information they make available to the public and professionals)Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
Well, here we are...mid-August with the new school year knocking on Ciana's door.  She's faced some tough decisions, as have many of you. Listen as she shares how she and her family are coping & planning for the new year.Also in this episode: Exie shares her 1st in-person doula support oopsieExciting news related to the work we love!Learn more about the Motherhood Expo coming to Detroit in October 2021 - tickets on sale nowAre you a Birth Pro in SEMI? Expo Sponsorship opportunities are still availableQuestions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's WellnessBirth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
So, you graduated from your birth doula program...Congratulations!!!Certificate & Badge in HandPhone ChargedDoula Bag PackedFirst Client BookedYou get the call and it's go time!Oh, wait...there's more.....In this episode, we're talking about the things we have learned while attending births. You may think you know what to expect, but Doula Training Never Really Ends!Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
What does Self-Care mean to you? Is it selfish to do acts of Self-Care? This episode is a short one because we know that in order to keep taking care of all the people in our lives we care about, we need to focus on ourselves sometimes.5 Self-Care Practices for Every Area of Your Life - Verywellmind.comArticle Quote IG post - The Motherhood CenterQuestions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
Sit back and settle in, the husbands have joined us to celebrate - and almost hijacked our episode with their shenanigans! Get the guys' perspective on what it's been like to be a birth partner and doula spouse as we look back on the first year of Doula2Doula.Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
The Doula Consultation is usually the first time you will meet your potential birth doula. Just like a first date, this meeting will determine if your relationship might move to the next step.Here's a look at what we bring to the table and how you can make sure you get the most out of your 1st Doula Date.Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
We're talking essential oils and aromatherapy with a Certified Aromatherapist (can you guess who it is?)How can you choose a quality oil?How can oils be used?Who can use essential oils?They're natural, so they're always safe, right?Can essential oils be used during pregnancy, childbirth, or babies?We're sharing some valuable information to help you decide if, when, and how you might decide to use all those essential oils you've been buying and not knowing what to do with.Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
A Revolution of Support

A Revolution of Support

2021-03-2201:18:37

It's time for a Revolution of Support for anyone connected to pregnancy or birth!Join us for this conversation and learn how you can join the Revolution and make a difference in this generation and generations to come. We are excited and determined to change the way pregnancy, birth, and new parenting are experienced.Learn more about Be Her VillageListen to the Be Her Village PodcastVote for Be Her Village to receive the Fedex Grant by 3/24/2021Send an email about Be Her Village: kaitlin@behervillage.com✋🏼Birthworkers and Supporters in the Metro-Detroit area, email: jess@behervillage.com to learn how to get involved as this Revolution begins in the "Mitten State"Get Your FREE Birth Tip Sheet DownloadEmail us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's WellnessBirth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.This episode was also recorded just a few days after spa attacks in Atlanta, Georgia that rocked the country and especially the Asian-American community. Exie spends a little bit of time processing how this immediately affected her. These victims were stolen from their families by a coward on March 16, 2021: Xiaojie Tan, 49Daoyou Feng, 44Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33Paul Andre Michels, 54Yong Ae Yue, 63 Soon Chung Park, 74Suncha Kim, 69Hyun Jung Grant, 51 Learn more, get support, or report hate crimesTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
🥰 We're talking about our love for Birth Partners & how we work with them to create and maintain your Birth Bubble 💗Are you expecting a baby and wondering how to introduce your birth partner to the idea of a birth doula?Are you a birth partner who wants to be involved, but are feeling a little bit unsure about how you will be able to give effective support?In this episode, you will learn how much we love working with birth partners and why we believe they are the MVP of the birth team! Get Your FREE Birth Tip Sheet DownloadEmail us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's WellnessBirth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
So you've had a baby - now what? Your baby is finally in your arms. You are getting congratulations and want to be happy... everyone else is happy...you smile and say "thank you", but inside, you are wondering what is wrong with you because you don't feel happy. You might even be feeling detached from everyone, including your baby - what's going on here?People ask you to share your birth story, but you don't want to...it makes you feel uncomfortable, so you skim over the details and you hear "well, at least your baby is healthy".What causes a traumatic birth? How common is it? What can you do to help yourself or someone else who has experienced a birth that is traumatic?We want to hear from you - reach out and share your birth stories with us. Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comYou are not alone. Help is available: Postpartum Support InternationalGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
So you're having a "pandemic baby" and find that mixed with the excitement and joy is a new level of concern about how pandemic policies might affect your birth experience. Perhaps you  have heard stories even before 2020 that made you wonder if birth is destined to be difficult, scary, or traumatic. Now, you're really starting to feel like you need some guidance and support.Take a deep breath, press play, and get ready to feel so much better.Your Doula2Doula team is here to help you with some tips on things you can do now (hint: hire a doula😉) to ensure that your partner's support is effective and both of you can confidently make this journey to meet your baby a memorable and happy one.Get your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramQuestions? Email us at: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
It's the end of December in the year of the Pandemic and we are all so ready for it to be over! But, as we reflected on the last 12 months and planned for our final episode of our very first season, we discovered some gifts we unexpectedly received. We also found ourselves looking forward to the new year with hopes to build on some of the good things 2020 gave us.Email us and share your unexpected gifts from 2020 and what you're hoping to see happen in 2021. It might just get shared in a future episode: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comThanks for listening to our show!Click the links below to:Explore and Purchase from The Eggroll Diva Follow the Eggroll Diva on IGLike the Eggroll Diva on FacebookOrder Your Seafood Meal from Curt Got CrabsFollow Curt Got Crabs on IGLike Curt Got Crabs on FacebookLearn more about Childbirth InternationalThis 1st season of Doula2Doula is lovingly dedicated to the cherished memory of Exie's big sister   - Lisa Hodaei (6/23/1972-9/27/2018)Love Shouldn't Hurt If you or someone you love is living with family/domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or OnlineSponsored by Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellnessdoula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
Our very first guest!!!! Listen to this episode and enjoy a special offer just for you!On this episode, Exie is talking with Elise Bowerman, owner of Sweet Momma Yoga specializing in prenatal and postnatal yoga.  Since 2009, Elise has been teaching yoga in Southeast Michigan and established Sweet Momma Yoga in 2014.  She has a passion for working with birth-givers to help them gain increased self-awareness and peace during pregnancy in preparation for meeting their babies, as well as helping them adjust to the transition of the postpartum time.Elise has built a loving community within yoga studios which includes training other yoga instructors to become affiliate teachers so that even more people can enjoy the support and benefits of Sweet Momma Yoga practices and philosophy.Special Offer for listeners of Doula2Doula:  50% off a monthly subscription to Sweet Momma Yoga on demand videos for as long as you remain an active member.or go to www.SweetMommaYoga.com >VideosUse PROMO CODE: D2D2020 by March 31, 2021Offer available to listeners anywhere in the world :)Contact Elise with any questions you have about Sweet Momma Yoga at elise@sweetmommayoga.comJoin the Sweet Momma Moms Facebook GroupConnect with Elise on Facebook and InstagramSponsored by Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellnessdoula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
Prodromal Labor

Prodromal Labor

2020-11-1758:55

Have you ever wondered:How does a birth-giver really know labor is starting?  What if it's (the dreaded) "False Labor"??"Why isn't my body doing what it's supposed to do?"Is there something wrong when labor doesn't seem to start the way birth class explained it?Everybody talks about the physical aspects of active labor. Birth-givers and their families are often waiting for and focused on 2 signs: either water breaking or contractions.But what if contractions do come...and then stop...and then start again...and on and on? What does it mean? Is there something wrong? What should a birth-giver do?We're talking about what can cause prodromal (aka "false") labor and what a birth-giver can do if it happens.Also in this episode: Exie recently unveiled her new lovely logo and  business name. Go check it out on her new Landing Page when you have a chanceTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
Pandemic Check-In

Pandemic Check-In

2020-10-2745:48

Uggghhhh...Pandemic Fatigue...The struggle is real people!We are venting - like many of you, after 7 months of dealing with this pandemic, we are suffering from the fatigue and needed to get it out. While we are grateful that our immediate families have stayed healthy, the mental stress and anxiety of adjusting to how things are now...and the struggle to maintain hope for the future is getting to us.Ciana shares how virtual schooling has been going and the changes that her kids' school is implementing.Exie shares how she is doing as a business owner - specifically handling the massage side of her business in a world where masks and physical distancing are strongly recommended for safety.Join us as we try to laugh and find the bright side of the Pandemic world in which we all doing our best to endure.Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
It's October and the kids are still in school (virtually) with Ciana crushing the new routine! Exie faced the 2 year mark of her sister's death and made some new discoveries about herself and what happened. This episode, we are opening up about trauma and what we are hoping to bring awareness to this month. Join us as we open our hearts to each other and share with you.Learn more aboutDr Gabor MateDr Lissa RankinLinks to resources for supportPregnancy and Infant Loss and SIDSNow I Lay Me Down to SleepPregnancy After Loss Support (PALS)Postpartum Support International - Loss & Grief in Pregnancy & PostpartumDomestic ViolenceNational Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence Awareness ProjectNational Domestic Violence HotlineStand Up SurvivorFind Exie on Social MediaFacebookInstagramTwitterCiana's BlogBecoming a Family of ThreeTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.
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