Sep 14 2022
Ep 17: Should I Hire a Doula?
The goal of this episode is to educate parents & professionals on why they might choose to work with a Doula, how to select a doula and when they should start their search. We also share tips on what makes a doula great and what kinds of things you should be weary of. Based in Austin, Brenda Marlin has been helping families find their own path to parenthood since 2003. She is a certified birth and postpartum doula, certified lactation support counselor, and a childbirth educator. With a loving mama’s heart and a gift for listening deeply, Brenda offers nurturing, non-judgmental, compassionate, inclusive care, individualized for your family’s needs and values. She helps you create your perfect birth and postpartum team, guides you to tap into your own strength and voice, and empowers you to make the best choices for yourself and your growing family. She lives in South Austin with her wife, Joye, and her offspring, Madelyn, Lizzie, Rachel, and Alex. Her days are full and a little crazy with work, school, martial arts, dance, theater, and the calendar coordination and driving duty they entail. During treasured downtime together, they enjoy playing games – board, card, and video alike and indulging their shared fandoms. At their house, pets are cherished family members and nerdy is a great way to be.Brenda MarlinBirth and Postpartum DoulaLactation CounselorChildbirth and Parenting Educator512-289-7196brendathedoula.comInstagram: brendathedoulaFacebook: brendathedoulaFollow Milk Diva:www.MilkDiva.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/milk_divaFB: https://www.facebook.com/MilkDivaAustin/Pregnant and in need of some guidance? Don't fret! Snag your FREE 11-page breastfeeding survival guide right here: [https://milkdiva.myflodesk.com/survivalguide]. We've got you covered every step of the way.And for our dedicated Doula and Birth Professional friends, don't miss out! Get your hands on our free Newborn Feeding Swipe File by visiting [https://www.milkdiva.com/newborn-feeding.html]. This podcast is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice or professional services. The information provided should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, and those seeking personal medical advice should consult with a licensed physician. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have on Milk Diva's podcast or website.