Doula2Doula

Doula2Doula

If you love pregnancy, birth, parenthood and everything in between, join us on our journey. We are 2 doulas who love to talk about birth, motherhood and life in general. In addition to being a licensed and certified massage therapist and sole owner of Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness, Exie is an experienced doula and childbirth educator of more than 15 years and over 100 births. Ciana is rising in her journey as a birth professional. Join us for conversations about support, growth, and how we apply our doula skills in everyday life. Our goal is to have fun and share some education about pregnancy and birth along the way, including the occasional visit with a guest expert to share their wisdom with us. New episodes every 3 weeks (because just like our names, we had to be unique!)

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May 4, 2021 60 min

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.com

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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...

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    March 22, 2021 78 min

    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.

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    🥰 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 wor...

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    February 9, 2021 53 min

    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...

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    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 r...

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    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&#...

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    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 pregnanc...

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    November 17, 2020 58 min

    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: eit...

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    October 27, 2020 45 min

    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 schooli...

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    October 6, 2020 49 min

    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 about

  • Dr Gabor Mate
  • Dr Lissa Rankin
  • Links to re...

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    We held off for a week so that Ciana could get her kids started on the new school year and have some nuggets to share with you and things she has already learned about this strange, pandemic school year.  She has some fantastic tips and tricks that we both hope will help make your kids' school year as easy on you as possible. Together, we can all support each other and help the kids have what they need for success.

    Resources men...

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    So you had a baby...now what?

    It's been a rough week for Exie and as you will hear immediately, it will be for a while. You can read more about why on her Facebook post and Instagram Fortunately, Ciana knew just what to say to cheer Exie up and together we had a good time talking about postpartum recovery.

    That being said, show notes will be made more complete with links to some of the things we talk about very soon. So please sa...

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    In this episode we are sharing the stories of our 2nd babies' births.

    Both began as inductions...One took an unexpected turn...Both left us feeling empowered...and when we look back on them, we can see how information and good support contributed to us both feeling really happy with our experiences.

    Join us as we talk about our 2nd births and maybe gain a different perspective on inductions.

    For more information about Exie's...

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    July 7, 2020 46 min

    In this episode we are discussing both natural and pharmaceutical induction methods.

    Everyone knows someone, or is that someone, who has been induced or tried to naturally induce themselves. Maybe you are pregnant and wondering if induction is the right choice for you and your baby. We explore some of those options and the reasons why inductions may be chosen, as well as some caution when induction is being considered.

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    June 16, 2020 42 min

    In this episode, we recount the events surrounding the births of our first children, Exie's in 1995 and Ciana's in 2010.

    Join us on a walk down memory lane that includes a spontaneous breaking of water, a humorous warning about the effects of castor oil, and how access to information impacted our babies' births.

    We have a good laugh at ourselves and discuss how our own experiences affect how we approach birth now as doula...

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    May 26, 2020 25 min

    Welcome back for our first full-length episode of Doula2Doula.

    Have you ever wondered what a doula is and if you would want to have one, or even become one?

    Today, we answer the question: What is a Doula? We will touch on the roles and responsibilities of a doula and how having a doula can really make a difference, both in the birthing room and in a virtual way, as well as after birth.

    You will also get a brief peek into both Ciana a...

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    May 25, 2020 1 min

    We are so glad you found our introduction to our new Doula2Doula show! 

    Exie is an experienced labor and birth doula and childbirth educator who has helped welcome over 100 babies into their families. Ciana is a doula in training and is looking forward to having you join her on her journey to become a certified labor and birth doula.

    We are both moms who love to talk about all things birth-related and, since our husbands are tired of...

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