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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 #46: A dilemma about boundaries and charging expenses to your clientsJuly 09, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #45: A dilemma about health professionals not introducing themselves and the one birth partner ruleJuly 02, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #44: A dilemma about strict routines and MVPs during COVID-19 June 25, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #43: Emiliana and Sophie return to complete their surrogacy journey.June 18, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #42: A dilemma about a traumatised partner and how to work in a doula collectiveJune 11, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #41: A dilemma about due dates changing and when can we return to supporting clients in personJune 04, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #40: A dilemma about a client asking the doula to change their role and being 'just' a doula.May 28, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #39: A dilemma about what to do if two clients want to book you for the same dates and virtual doula coursesMay 21, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #38: A dilemma about body image and what have we learnt so far from the Corona outbreakMay 14, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #37: A dilemma about client who won't try any of the suggestions and a warning about hoax clientsMay 07, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #36: A dilemma about how often to contact clients and how to keep getting better.April 30, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #35: A dilemma about mentoring and a questions about shared care (PS. no mentioning of the 'c' word in this podcast!)April 23, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #34: A dilemma about a first interview and do doulas need insuranceApril 16, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #33: A dilemma about doing in person postnatal support and a question about offering doula support for freeApril 09, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #32: COVID-19 and the impact on maternity servicesApril 02, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #31: COVID-19 FAQ from doulas and what to do in current times as a doulaMarch 26, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #30: All about COVID-19 aka Coronavirus March 19, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #29: A dilemma about what to do if a midwife steps between the doula and her client.March 12, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #28: A dilemma about birth client booked who schedules a caesarean birth and discussion about working with other doulasMarch 05, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #27: A dilemma about what to charge when supporting twin parents and question about water birthsFebruary 27, 2020 Episode artwork Episode #26: A dilemma about staying on in a postnatal job, what do we do when we're unwell and funny things from meetings with clientsFebruary 20, 2020 Episode artwork 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