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The Doula Dispensary

Siobhan Smith & Kicki Hansard

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.

Recent Episodes

Episode #25: A dilemma about offering reduced prices and discussion about boundaries and running a businessFebruary 13, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #20: *TRIGGER WARNING - Termination of pregnancy** A dilemma about supporting through a termination for medical reasons, DBS checks and 'the cult of natural childbirth'February 06, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #23: Kicki speaks to Hilary Lewin - Doula UK Founder and ATMAT TherapistJanuary 30, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #22: Kicki speaks to Leti about Midwifery Conference and the mentoring processJanuary 23, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #21: A dilemma about free birthing and offering postnatal support to a struggling clientJanuary 16, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #20: A dilemma about distance and discussion about men in the birthing worldJanuary 09, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #19: Interview with Emiliana and Sophie - What I'll do for my best friend (*trigger pregnancy loss)January 02, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #18: Christmas Special - All the bloomersDecember 26, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #17: Interview with Penny Simkin - The Significance of BirthDecember 19, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #16: A dilemma about Clary Sage and how to get involved with your local hospital December 12, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #15: If you bite off more than you can chew and how to handle vomitDecember 05, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #14: Doula Support through loss (*TRIGGER WARNING*) and supporting our doula colleaguesNovember 28, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #13: Client not seeing value dilemma and trauma supportNovember 21, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #12: Conflicted client dilemma and initial meetingsNovember 14, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #11: Client SROMs at home and the doula as the only birthing partnerNovember 07, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #10: Breastfeeding dilemma and supporting a client to move onOctober 31, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #9: On-call dilemma and how to quit your postnatal jobOctober 24, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #8: Two's company; three's a crowd and a serious dose of doula October 17, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #7: Postnatal client dilemma (*TRIGGER WARNING SIDS*) and tongue tieOctober 10, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #6: Induction dilemma and bad doula pressOctober 03, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #5: Interview with Phyllis KlausSeptember 26, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #4: Antenatal dilemma and supporting the LGBTQ+ communitySeptember 19, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #3: Midwife dilemma and being on-callSeptember 12, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #2: Payment dilemma and personal safetySeptember 05, 2019 Episode artwork Episode #1: PilotAugust 28, 2019 Episode artwork