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.

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May 3, 2022 48 min

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 g...

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🎉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 ...

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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 he...

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November 18, 2021 28 min

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 inductio...

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August 17, 2021 34 min

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 October 2021 - tickets on sale...

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    July 20, 2021 37 min

    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? Email us: doula2doula@t...

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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 - Verywellmind.com

    Article Quote IG post - The Motherhood Center

    Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.com

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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: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.com

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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.

    Learn more about Be Her Village
    Listen to the Be Her Village Podcast
    Vote for Be Her Village to receive the Fedex ...

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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.

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