The Importance of Self-Advocacy and Community Support in Birth Work and Parenting

By: Care Messer | Community, Doulas, Podcast | December 28, 2023

This is our end-of-year wrap-up show! Allie Putnam, a former doula and host of The Birth Kweens podcast, joins to interview me! These first few months of podcasting have broken me in as far as doubling my workload and they have also pushed my edges in creating something new. I have loved all of your questions and responses to our early episodes and Ali helps me to deep dive into why we are really here. We discuss the importance of self-advocacy in healthcare, and the value of community in birth work and parenting and how these go hand in hand. Ali and I share our self-care practices and the role of community in personal growth. And of course we bring up the need for continuous learning, setting boundaries, and how that provides us with resilience in the doula profession as well as in parenting. Our doula program is coming up in April and we hope many more of you can join us in advanced training and education in becoming an even better doula!

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About the author:
Care is the founder of the Birth Education Center, San Diego HypnoBirthing and Cuddle Sanctuary San Diego. She is a Birth Educator, Hypnotherapist, Birth and Postpartum Doula, INNATE Care Provider, Erotic Blueprint Coach and also professional Cuddler. She specializes in connection work between people and increasing self boundaries for a more balanced life together.


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