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 almost 20 years and over 120 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.


March 12, 2024 97 mins

Time - how does it get away from us so easily, and how have we come so far without even realizing it?

In this episode, Ciana and I review how Doula2Doula has grown since its birth in 2020 and how we have been doing since our last episode (a mere 6 months ago 🫣)

See my YouTube for video updates, including my home office transformation

We mention some amazing local businesses and encourage you to check th...

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Exie & Ciana are back together and catching up on all the things they've missed in each other's lives over the past several months. 

Trigger warning: Pet loss

Points of interest: Updates on our parenting journeys, work, home improvements, and more

Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness
Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

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🎉It's 2023 and we're kicking the year off with an interview that can help you improve your pregnancy health.

Sarah Thompson is a Functional Maternity Practitioner and author. She is sharing what she has learned during her decades of experience working alongside physicians to help improve the pregnancy care expectant parents are receiving. 

From preconception to postpartum, learn how addressing the need...

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be pregnant with twins? How about giving birth to or nursing twins? How about doing it all during a global pandemic with a toddler at home?

In this episode, our first listener birth story is with Ashley Haupt, an aspiring doula, and mother of 3 boys. Join us as she recounts her journey of overcoming multiple challenges, twists, and turns to achieve her goal of a vaginal twin b...

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MOVIE: AFTERSHOCK on Hulu (check for region availability) Click for Trailer

  • This movie follows the journey of families who have experienced the death of a new mother during or after childbirth
  • Why is the US such a dangerous place to have a baby?
  • Why do black mothers in America die at a rate of 3-4 times higher than others?
  • What can all women do to improve their feelings of safety, autonomy, and agency when giving birth?

Join us...

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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 o...

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May 3, 2022 48 mins

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...

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March 22, 2022 42 mins

🎉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 pr...

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🎶 "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...

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November 18, 2021 28 mins

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...

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August 17, 2021 34 mins

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 oopsie
  • Exciting news related to the work we love!

Learn more about the Motherhood Expo coming to Detroit in Octo...

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July 20, 2021 37 mins

So, you graduated from your birth doula program...Congratulations!!!

  • Certificate & Badge in Hand
  • Phone Charged
  • Doula Bag Packed
  • First Client Booked
  • You 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? ...

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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 -

Article Quote IG post - The Motherhood Center

Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@t...

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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:

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May 4, 2021 60 mins

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:

Get your Tip Sheet to Bu...

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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 th...

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March 22, 2021 78 mins

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 Village
Listen to the Be Her Village Podcast
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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...

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February 9, 2021 53 mins

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 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...

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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 p...

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