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.

Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine for the Childbearing Year

doula share circleAugust 21st (Monday 7-9pm)
With Melea Alexander

Learn about the current research, safety and efficacy of acupuncture and eastern medicine for pregnancy, birth and postpartum.  We will discuss the use of acupuncture for common complaints during pregnancy the common cold, nausea, back and sciatic pain, heartburn, insomnia, malpositioning of the baby, anxiety and depression, and more.

Melea Alexander is a birth and postpartum doula, Shiatsu therapist and registered acupuncturist at Asian Healing Traditions in Ann Arbor. Her practice specialties include therapies to support health and well-being from pre-conception through the childbearing year. 

2017 Doula Share Circle Topics (To Be Announced)

  • October 16
  • No Meeting in December

* 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

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