Round the Circle: Doulas Share Their Experiences

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In Round the Circle, author Julie Brill gathers the wisdom of twenty-three established doulas who generously share what they've learned along the way, including Laurel Wilson and Tracy Wilson Peters, authors of The Attachment Pregnancy, Rivka Cymbalist, author of The Birth Conspiracy Natural Birth, Hospitals, and Doulas: A Guide, and Amy Wright Glenn, author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula. Learn more about addressing fears mothers may have; encouraging the motherbaby bond; supporting religious and spiritual practices; working with orthodox Jewish families, LGBTQ families, teen mothers, surrogates, immigrants, and incarcerated moms; the pros and cons of attending the births of friends/family members; issues related to becoming personal friends with your clients; the doula's role in planned and unexpected homebirths and cesarean births; supporting the family after the birth; building and marketing your doula business; and doula self-care. Intended to be a mentoring tool, Round the Circle will prove interesting and helpful reading for anyone considering becoming a doula and for those already practicing.

Product Details

Hale Pub.
Publish Date
April 08, 2015
6.0 X 0.38 X 9.0 inches | 0.54 pounds
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About the Author

Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD owns and manages WellPregnancy in Bedford, Massachusetts. She has been teaching childbirth classes and attending births since 1992, and mentoring new birth professionals throughout New England as a member of the CAPPA Faculty since 2003. She is also a La Leche League Leader and certified to present Peggy Huddleston's Prepare for Cesarean Birth, Heal Faster workshops. She graduated from Tufts University, with a degree in Sociology and Women's Studies, and completed the Massachusetts Midwifery Alliance Apprenticeship Course. Julie believes passionately birth can be extremely empowering for women, positive birth experiences set the stage for many other positive life experiences, babies benefit immeasurably from having the best beginning, and we all have the right to make informed choices about our health care. She is honored to have taught thousands of childbirth education students in a variety of settings and hundreds of CAPPA birth professionals. She feels she has the best job in the world, and has found her profession and her calling. Her writings on perinatal topics have appeared in Midwifery Today, hip Mama, ePregnancy, Spirit of Change, The Boston Parents' Paper B.A.B.Y. edition, Parenting from the Heart, Special Delivery Magazine, and the CAPPA Connection. She is the mother of two homeschooled teenage daughters.round the circle meme as doulas Julie loves working with birthing families and specializes in natural and VBAC childbirth classes. She strives to provide accurate information and tools, so each birthing woman can choose the birth that is best for her. Julie believes birth is a normal, natural event with the potential to be extremely empowering. Julie finds that the women who are drawn to doula work are an amazing group, and she feels blessed to be able to mentor, learn from, and work with them. Doulas' desire to support women during the childbearing year, to pursue continuing education because of their drive to continually offer better services, and their choice to work unknown hours at unscheduled times is the inspiration for Round the Circle, her first book. For more information on Julie's work visit