In an effort to be the best doula I can be, I am always seeking new information. I want to learn everything I can about pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period, and newborn care. Luckily, I absolutely love these topics and enjoy researching them. The only problem is that running a business while caring for two young children and a home leaves little time for reading. Fortunately there is a fantastic solution: podcasts.
Discovering podcasts a few years ago has had a huge impact on my life. Now I have an opportunity to learn about anything I want to by simply listening to a podcast on my phone. The best part? I get to listen to the shows while doing other things. Walking, folding laundry and sweeping the floors can now be downright enjoyable! Here is a list of some of my favorites that are filled with useful information for expecting families and parents.
All Things Breastfeeding
The Birth Hour
Healthy Births Happy Babies
New Mommy Media
(New Mommy Media is the home of six shows: Preggie Pals, Parent Savers, The Boob Group, Twin Talks, and Motivating Mom.)
These shows are created for doulas, but are full of valuable information for parents!
Dearest Doula (be sure to check out episode 46!)
toRaise Questions Doula Podcast
I hope you will check out some of these shows and that you enjoy them! Next week I will post a list of ten of my favorite episodes. It will be hard to narrow them down!