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Jan 27, 2020


Jackie Kelleher is the author of “Nurturing the Family: A Doula’s Guide to Supporting New Families”

In this episode, we will cover:

  • What the term “doula” really means and how it applies to helping a new family lay a strong foundation for themselves as they get started
  • the expectation new mom’s have of “getting back to myself again” and why women struggle so much with it
  • “Doula tips” for new moms to set up your house and schedule in a way that is more supportive, efficient and realistic in those first weeks and months

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About Jackie Kelleher:

Jackie Kelleher has worked in the birth and early parenting field since 1995. 

Her career is a tapestry of family-support: doula, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, community organizer, author, doula trainer, and early parenting support group facilitator. 

The second edition of her book, “Nurturing the Family: A Doula’s Guide to Supporting New Families” is written for anyone wanting to better understand the needs of new families.

Most importantly, she is mother to four lovely humans.