Episode 156: Doulas For All Pregnancy Outcomes
This week Ashley joins Rob and Sam to talk about Doula’s who care for pregnant folks — regardless of the outcome of the pregnancy.
Bae(s) of The Week: Eve and Jaqueline and Jalissa Pinnix
Hoe(s) of the Week: @sweetesthoney86, Mya, Amira, and Becky
Self Care Tips: Get your fast on and a discussion on Ramadan
Sam’s Summer Date Ideas: Do science together
Fuck It (Topic of the Day): Ashley, a birthing Doula at the Doula Richmond Project, talks to IHU about the importance of Doulas for pregnant Black folks.
Points of Discussion Include: What is a Doula, the difference between a Doula and midwife, how do you become a doula, how much does a doula cost, when is a good time to find a birthing doula, lamaze classes beyond sitcoms, The Richmond Doula Project, Black maternal mortality during child birth, The Business of Being Born, capitalism and birth, c-sections, the benefits of home births, the inaccessibility of home births, birth centers, racism in the hospital, adoption doulas, post part doulas, abortion doulas, what to look for in a good doula, plus some fun facts about the umbilical cord.
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