The Pragmatic Doulas

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A common sense discussion on birth, postpartum, being a parent and life! Kim, Suzanne and Stephanie love to talk and with humour and a little cursing they navigate their lives as Doulas, Mums and Friends.

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36 Doula Business Murder Board

September 16th, 2019


In this weeks episode we discuss the difference of Doula Agencies and Doula Collectives and everything in between.   What would be a better set up …

35 Partially Wholeheartedly Believe Marketing

September 9th, 2019


This week The Doulas discuss doula business marketing tips and fails, what has worked over the years, what has failed over the years and what we are …

34 The Beautiful Uncertainty Of Doula Work

September 2nd, 2019


In this episode Suzanne and Kim (Steph is away doing awesome doula things) discuss the idea that having a heart centered business can still be …

33 This Podcast Will Make You Vomit

August 26th, 2019


In this episode we have a little fun and play a word game and tell some stories around "Car", "Vomit" and "Holiday"
Trigger warning though, it gets a …

32 Oh No He Didn’t!

August 19th, 2019


This week The Pragmatic Doulas tackle the article on Dr. Paul Shuen in Toronto Life Magazine and that doctors systemic abuse of ignoring informed …

31 Midwifery Today Cancelled!

August 12th, 2019


In the wake of the Midwifery Today's decision to have their conference at a christian venue which openly excludes LGBTQ++ community, The Pragmatic …

30 White Vans And Midwifery

August 5th, 2019


This week we discuss the amazing profession of Midwifery 

29 Doulas Blow Quinoa Up Your Vagina

July 29th, 2019


This week we discuss how Doulas are portrayed in the media, social media, on television and in movies.  And we may even have a solution to …

28 As I Creak My Way To The Car

July 22nd, 2019


This week The Pragmatic Doulas with guest Sam Leeson of BabyREADY discuss retiring from Doula work and how you come to that decision.  Most new …

27 All About Suzanne

July 15th, 2019


This week Suzanne is in the hot seat and we hear all about who she is a doula, as a mother, as a woman and so much more!!

26 See The Challenge As Normal

July 8th, 2019


What is it that new doulas need to know about breastfeeding to support their clients?  This week we discuss breastfeeding and what we know and how we …

25 Doulas Supporting Doulas

July 1st, 2019


In this weeks episode we talk about how doulas need to support each other and how being a solo doula can be difficult.  We run the gamut of ideas in …

24 Fan Girling Ann Douglas

June 24th, 2019


In this weeks episode we get to chat with super star author Ann Douglas who has authored many parenting, baby and birth books.  Kim does her best to contain her enthusiasm and not act like a giddy teenager in front of …

23 Fathers And Cracking The Surface

June 17th, 2019


Happy Father's Day.  We talk about the relationships we have had growing up with our dads and how when they shifted when they became grandfathers.  With three of our four fathers having passed in the last few years it …

22 Placenta Smoothies and Chiropractors

June 10th, 2019


In this weeks episode we discuss the complementary professions that Doulas work with.  Lactation Consultants, RMTs, Chiropractors and Placenta …

21 Get To Know Us and Chocolate

June 3rd, 2019


Find out more about who we are as people, not just doulas.  We discuss chocolate, travel, television and so much more.  

20 The Possibilities Are Endless

May 27th, 2019


We sit down with our guests Tanicia Reedon and Debbie Alleyne-Elie.  Two doulas just starting their careers in this crazy birth world.  We talk about …

19 The Expense Of A Doula Business

May 20th, 2019


We discuss where the money goes, what it costs to be a doula, what we can't live without and things to think about as far as costing out your doula …

18 Our Mothers Day Episode

May 13th, 2019


We talk about our amazing mothers and their births and their experiences as mothers.  We also hear a first hand birth story about Stephanies mum giving birth read by Steph and a first hand birth story from Kim's mum …

17 Woody In The Woods

May 6th, 2019


We discuss inductions and how we manage inductions as doulas.  Lots of stories, lots of tangents.  We also have a wonderful birth story from a …

16 I'm The Boss Applesauce

April 29th, 2019


The original topic is scrapped as Suzanne, Stephanie and Kim discuss a dilemma that arose from a recent birth.  We discuss informed consent and critical thinking.  We also share a listener story about why she became a …

15 Spotlight On Steph And A Trip Down Memory Lane

April 22nd, 2019


Get to know The Pragmatic Doulas better on this episode with a spotlight on Stephanie.  We delve into her childhood and stories abound.  Plus we hear …

14 Breastfeeding Stories Of Distinguished Gentleman Doulas

April 15th, 2019


In this episode Stephanie, Kim and Suzanne discuss their breastfeeding journeys with their kids.  There is a plethora of breastfeeding and bottle feeding experience between them and they discuss it all.  We also hear …

13 Doula Safety and Donuts

April 8th, 2019


With some incredible donuts in hand, Suzanne, Stephanie and Kim tackle how to stay safe as a doula.  Leaving the house in the middle of the night, …

12 Cesareans And Finding The Flowers In the Dirt

April 1st, 2019


With some birthday celebrations and a lot of cake, Stephanie, Suzanne and Kim tackle cesarean birth.  As usual the discussion takes a turn and we delve into not being able to support clients who are not inclusive to …

11 Doula Bitches Be Tired

March 25th, 2019


In this episode Steph, Suzanne and Kim discuss Postpartum Support and how they manage as postpartum doulas and their business.  Kim tells her final …

10 Vera Breaks Our Guest Cherry

March 18th, 2019


Its our tenth episode and we have our first guest Vera Kevic from Doulas On Bikes to defend her position on being a hippie doula.  The conversation …

9 Doula Support - Essential Or A Luxury

March 11th, 2019


Kim, Suzanne and Stephanie discuss volunteering Doula support and their thoughts of Doula support as a luxury or as an essential service.  
We also …

8 Interviews, Prenatals & VBAC Homebirth

March 4th, 2019


In this episode Steph, Suzanne and Kim discuss how they manage interviews and prenatals with their clients.  And Stephanie discusses her VBAC Home Water birth!  

7 Sweetie, Its Time To Take Your Knickers Off

February 25th, 2019


After snowstorms and back to back births, Kim rants about inconsistencies in care experiences.  Also, Suzanne, Stephanie and Kim discuss the role of …

6 Doula Bags and The Boring Birth

February 18th, 2019


The Pragmatic Doulas open up their doula bags and discuss what they bring to births to support their clients. Kim tells a super boring birth story of …

5 Home Birth Only Doulas

February 11th, 2019


In this episode Suz, Steph and Kim chat about vicarious trauma and why some doulas choose to stop attending hospital births. Steph also tells us the …

4 Answering Listener Emails and Questions

February 4th, 2019


This week Suzanne and Kim discuss and respond to the listener emails and questions they have received and read some great birth stories from …

3 Self Care And The Bobsled Birth

January 28th, 2019


In this episode we discuss self-care for doulas and everyone as well as a hilarious birth story from Suzanne.  

2 Epidurals and Dog Claws

January 21st, 2019


Suzanne, Stephanie and Kim tackle epidurals and the doula community this week.  Also a bit of a teary birth story by Kim and all with a Christmas …

1 What is a Birth Junkie?

December 13th, 2018


In this episode we introduce ourselves and talk about the elusive term called Birth Junkie. Please note there is cursing.

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