Doula Share Circle

doula share logoFostering doula community and professional networking … Engage!

Facilitated by Toni Auker

We intend to create a safe space for doulas to come together, learn and share. Make new friends! Return to the Center on a regular basis (or, if you haven’t yet had the pleasure, check us out)! Client and doula confidentiality will be carefully respected in our sharing circle.

The Role of the Doula at a Homebirth ~ June 19 (Monday 7-9pm)

With Amanda Howell, CPM

doulas homebirthAmanda Howell is a Certified Professional Midwife who has assisted at homebirths throughout Southeast Michigan for 17 years. Her practice, New Moon Midwifery, is located in the Center for the Childbearing Year. Amanda will facilitate a discussion exploring the topic of doulas at homebirth. We plan to talk about what to expect at a homebirth, what makes it different from other settings, how the roles of midwives and doulas work together at a homebirth, and more! Get your questions answered.

2017 Doula Share Circle Topics (To Be Announced)

  • August 21
  • October 16

* Our schedule is a work in progress. Please let us know if you have a topic that you want to hear more on or have an idea for a speaker. Check back monthly for updates OR get on our monthly notification/reminder list and we’ll keep you up to date!

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Format

The first hour each month will be devoted to interactive learning on the designated topic. Our second hour will be for open sharing. Every other month, we will host a Meet the Doulas event.  Expectant parents seeking doula support are invited to listen to a short presentation on birth and postpartum doulas and then circulate among the doulas present to chat informally. We will limit the number of participating doulas for these events. Please contact aukertoni@gmail.com to get in the rotation.

In-arms nursing babies six months of age and younger are welcome. We will have our usual selection of hot teas available. Feel free to bring a snack to share.

Meet the Doulas 2017 Schedule

  • May 15 (Monday 7-8:30pm)
  • July 17 (Monday 7-8:30pm)
  • September 18 (Monday 7-8:30pm)
  • November 13 (Monday 7-8:30pm) (Note: This is the second Monday due to the holiday)