Doula2Doula

Exie Buehler & Ciana Vaughn

If you love pregnancy, birth, parenthood and everything in between, join us on our journey. We are 2 doulas who love to talk about birth, motherhood and life in general. In addition to being a licensed and certified massage therapist and sole owner of Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness, Exie is an experienced doula and childbirth educator of more than 15 years and over 100 births. Ciana is rising in her journey as a birth professional.

Join us for conversations about support, growth, and how we apply our doula skills in everyday life. Our goal is to have fun and share some education about pregnancy and birth along the way, including the occasional visit with a guest expert to share their wisdom with us. New episodes every 3 weeks (because just like our names, we had to be unique!)

Welcome to our Doula podcast
Trailer 1 min 34 sec

All Episodes

Here in the US people are very busy making plans for the winter holidays and if you're due during this season (or at any other holiday time) you may face the possibility of labor induction. What should you do? What if the induction doesn't work? What if it does? In this episode, Exie is covering some interesting facts and considerations for anyone with babies due near a holiday date. As a mom who has experienced an induction that happened to land on a holiday and a birth professional who has supported and educated hundreds of pregnant people over the course of her career, Exie understands what you might be facing.Also in this episode, Exie unveils 2 new classes she will begin teaching in 2022 and is offering you the chance to have one of these classes for FREE!✨Enter here to win a FREE private virtual class and get your exclusive FREE Gift✨ 🤷‍♀️ Confused about your options and how to plan for your baby's grand entrance? Schedule a Virtual Prep/Planning Session or a Birth Class (Virtual or In Person)More info on all our services HereQuestions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramMore information on topics in this episode at Evidence Based Birth Blog(note: Exie has no affiliation with Evidence Based Birth, just a great amount of respect and appreciation for the unbiased information they make available to the public and professionals)Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Nov 18

28 min 6 sec

Well, here we are...mid-August with the new school year knocking on Ciana's door.  She's faced some tough decisions, as have many of you. Listen as she shares how she and her family are coping & planning for the new year.Also in this episode: Exie shares her 1st in-person doula support oopsieExciting news related to the work we love!Learn more about the Motherhood Expo coming to Detroit in October 2021 - tickets on sale nowAre you a Birth Pro in SEMI? Expo Sponsorship opportunities are still availableQuestions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's WellnessBirth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Aug 17

34 min 37 sec

So, you graduated from your birth doula program...Congratulations!!!Certificate & Badge in HandPhone ChargedDoula Bag PackedFirst Client BookedYou get the call and it's go time!Oh, wait...there's more.....In this episode, we're talking about the things we have learned while attending births. You may think you know what to expect, but Doula Training Never Really Ends!Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Jul 20

37 min 38 sec

What does Self-Care mean to you? Is it selfish to do acts of Self-Care? This episode is a short one because we know that in order to keep taking care of all the people in our lives we care about, we need to focus on ourselves sometimes.5 Self-Care Practices for Every Area of Your Life - Verywellmind.comArticle Quote IG post - The Motherhood CenterQuestions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Jun 22

20 min 45 sec

Sit back and settle in, the husbands have joined us to celebrate - and almost hijacked our episode with their shenanigans! Get the guys' perspective on what it's been like to be a birth partner and doula spouse as we look back on the first year of Doula2Doula.Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

May 25

1 hr 21 min

The Doula Consultation is usually the first time you will meet your potential birth doula. Just like a first date, this meeting will determine if your relationship might move to the next step.Here's a look at what we bring to the table and how you can make sure you get the most out of your 1st Doula Date.Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

May 4

1 hr

We're talking essential oils and aromatherapy with a Certified Aromatherapist (can you guess who it is?)How can you choose a quality oil?How can oils be used?Who can use essential oils?They're natural, so they're always safe, right?Can essential oils be used during pregnancy, childbirth, or babies?We're sharing some valuable information to help you decide if, when, and how you might decide to use all those essential oils you've been buying and not knowing what to do with.Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy to Parenting Littles GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Apr 13

49 min 55 sec

It's time for a Revolution of Support for anyone connected to pregnancy or birth!Join us for this conversation and learn how you can join the Revolution and make a difference in this generation and generations to come. We are excited and determined to change the way pregnancy, birth, and new parenting are experienced.Learn more about Be Her VillageListen to the Be Her Village PodcastVote for Be Her Village to receive the Fedex Grant by 3/24/2021Send an email about Be Her Village: kaitlin@behervillage.com✋🏼Birthworkers and Supporters in the Metro-Detroit area, email: jess@behervillage.com to learn how to get involved as this Revolution begins in the "Mitten State"Get Your FREE Birth Tip Sheet DownloadEmail us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's WellnessBirth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.This episode was also recorded just a few days after spa attacks in Atlanta, Georgia that rocked the country and especially the Asian-American community. Exie spends a little bit of time processing how this immediately affected her. These victims were stolen from their families by a coward on March 16, 2021: Xiaojie Tan, 49Daoyou Feng, 44Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33Paul Andre Michels, 54Yong Ae Yue, 63 Soon Chung Park, 74Suncha Kim, 69Hyun Jung Grant, 51 Learn more, get support, or report hate crimesTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Mar 22

1 hr 18 min

🥰 We're talking about our love for Birth Partners & how we work with them to create and maintain your Birth Bubble 💗Are you expecting a baby and wondering how to introduce your birth partner to the idea of a birth doula?Are you a birth partner who wants to be involved, but are feeling a little bit unsure about how you will be able to give effective support?In this episode, you will learn how much we love working with birth partners and why we believe they are the MVP of the birth team! Get Your FREE Birth Tip Sheet DownloadEmail us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's WellnessBirth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Mar 2

37 min 55 sec

So you've had a baby - now what? Your baby is finally in your arms. You are getting congratulations and want to be happy... everyone else is happy...you smile and say "thank you", but inside, you are wondering what is wrong with you because you don't feel happy. You might even be feeling detached from everyone, including your baby - what's going on here?People ask you to share your birth story, but you don't want to...it makes you feel uncomfortable, so you skim over the details and you hear "well, at least your baby is healthy".What causes a traumatic birth? How common is it? What can you do to help yourself or someone else who has experienced a birth that is traumatic?We want to hear from you - reach out and share your birth stories with us. Questions or Comments? Email us: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comYou are not alone. Help is available: Postpartum Support InternationalGet your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Feb 9

53 min 37 sec

So you're having a "pandemic baby" and find that mixed with the excitement and joy is a new level of concern about how pandemic policies might affect your birth experience. Perhaps you  have heard stories even before 2020 that made you wonder if birth is destined to be difficult, scary, or traumatic. Now, you're really starting to feel like you need some guidance and support.Take a deep breath, press play, and get ready to feel so much better.Your Doula2Doula team is here to help you with some tips on things you can do now (hint: hire a doula😉) to ensure that your partner's support is effective and both of you can confidently make this journey to meet your baby a memorable and happy one.Get your Tip Sheet to Build Your Birth RoomLearn more about Birth Services offeredFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramQuestions? Email us at: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Jan 19

45 min 36 sec

It's the end of December in the year of the Pandemic and we are all so ready for it to be over! But, as we reflected on the last 12 months and planned for our final episode of our very first season, we discovered some gifts we unexpectedly received. We also found ourselves looking forward to the new year with hopes to build on some of the good things 2020 gave us.Email us and share your unexpected gifts from 2020 and what you're hoping to see happen in 2021. It might just get shared in a future episode: doula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comThanks for listening to our show!Click the links below to:Explore and Purchase from The Eggroll Diva Follow the Eggroll Diva on IGLike the Eggroll Diva on FacebookOrder Your Seafood Meal from Curt Got CrabsFollow Curt Got Crabs on IGLike Curt Got Crabs on FacebookLearn more about Childbirth InternationalThis 1st season of Doula2Doula is lovingly dedicated to the cherished memory of Exie's big sister   - Lisa Hodaei (6/23/1972-9/27/2018)Love Shouldn't Hurt If you or someone you love is living with family/domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or OnlineSponsored by Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellnessdoula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Dec 2020

57 min 30 sec

Our very first guest!!!! Listen to this episode and enjoy a special offer just for you!On this episode, Exie is talking with Elise Bowerman, owner of Sweet Momma Yoga specializing in prenatal and postnatal yoga.  Since 2009, Elise has been teaching yoga in Southeast Michigan and established Sweet Momma Yoga in 2014.  She has a passion for working with birth-givers to help them gain increased self-awareness and peace during pregnancy in preparation for meeting their babies, as well as helping them adjust to the transition of the postpartum time.Elise has built a loving community within yoga studios which includes training other yoga instructors to become affiliate teachers so that even more people can enjoy the support and benefits of Sweet Momma Yoga practices and philosophy.Special Offer for listeners of Doula2Doula:  50% off a monthly subscription to Sweet Momma Yoga on demand videos for as long as you remain an active member.or go to www.SweetMommaYoga.com >VideosUse PROMO CODE: D2D2020 by March 31, 2021Offer available to listeners anywhere in the world :)Contact Elise with any questions you have about Sweet Momma Yoga at elise@sweetmommayoga.comJoin the Sweet Momma Moms Facebook GroupConnect with Elise on Facebook and InstagramSponsored by Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellnessdoula2doula@tranquiltouchforwomen.comFacebook - Request to join our Pregnancy thru Post-Birth Support GroupInstagramTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Dec 2020

58 min 46 sec

Have you ever wondered:How does a birth-giver really know labor is starting?  What if it's (the dreaded) "False Labor"??"Why isn't my body doing what it's supposed to do?"Is there something wrong when labor doesn't seem to start the way birth class explained it?Everybody talks about the physical aspects of active labor. Birth-givers and their families are often waiting for and focused on 2 signs: either water breaking or contractions.But what if contractions do come...and then stop...and then start again...and on and on? What does it mean? Is there something wrong? What should a birth-giver do?We're talking about what can cause prodromal (aka "false") labor and what a birth-giver can do if it happens.Also in this episode: Exie recently unveiled her new lovely logo and  business name. Go check it out on her new Landing Page when you have a chanceTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Nov 2020

58 min 55 sec

Uggghhhh...Pandemic Fatigue...The struggle is real people!We are venting - like many of you, after 7 months of dealing with this pandemic, we are suffering from the fatigue and needed to get it out. While we are grateful that our immediate families have stayed healthy, the mental stress and anxiety of adjusting to how things are now...and the struggle to maintain hope for the future is getting to us.Ciana shares how virtual schooling has been going and the changes that her kids' school is implementing.Exie shares how she is doing as a business owner - specifically handling the massage side of her business in a world where masks and physical distancing are strongly recommended for safety.Join us as we try to laugh and find the bright side of the Pandemic world in which we all doing our best to endure.Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Oct 2020

45 min 48 sec

It's October and the kids are still in school (virtually) with Ciana crushing the new routine! Exie faced the 2 year mark of her sister's death and made some new discoveries about herself and what happened. This episode, we are opening up about trauma and what we are hoping to bring awareness to this month. Join us as we open our hearts to each other and share with you.Learn more aboutDr Gabor MateDr Lissa RankinLinks to resources for supportPregnancy and Infant Loss and SIDSNow I Lay Me Down to SleepPregnancy After Loss Support (PALS)Postpartum Support International - Loss & Grief in Pregnancy & PostpartumDomestic ViolenceNational Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence Awareness ProjectNational Domestic Violence HotlineStand Up SurvivorFind Exie on Social MediaFacebookInstagramTwitterCiana's BlogBecoming a Family of ThreeTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Oct 2020

49 min 29 sec

We held off for a week so that Ciana could get her kids started on the new school year and have some nuggets to share with you and things she has already learned about this strange, pandemic school year.  She has some fantastic tips and tricks that we both hope will help make your kids' school year as easy on you as possible. Together, we can all support each other and help the kids have what they need for success.Resources mentioned in this episode:Stress in Children and Teens - Michigan MedicineRecognizing and Treating Child Traumatic StressThe National Child Traumatic Stress NetworkAdditional links:Ciana's BlogTranquil Touch Therapeutic Massage For WomenTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Sep 2020

1 hr 5 min

So you had a baby...now what?It's been a rough week for Exie and as you will hear immediately, it will be for a while. You can read more about why on her Facebook post and Instagram Fortunately, Ciana knew just what to say to cheer Exie up and together we had a good time talking about postpartum recovery.That being said, show notes will be made more complete with links to some of the things we talk about very soon. So please save this episode and check back in a few days.Join us as we discuss postpartum recovery including:Mesh panties and disposable underwearPostpartum Recovery kitsDermaplastPerinatal Mood and Anxiety DisordersPartner DepressionTraumaSetting up your support system before baby arrivesNo, it's not all rainbows and roses... but we hope you find some valuable nuggets in this episodeTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Aug 2020

58 min 21 sec

In this episode we are sharing the stories of our 2nd babies' births. Both began as inductions...One took an unexpected turn...Both left us feeling empowered...and when we look back on them, we can see how information and good support contributed to us both feeling really happy with our experiences. Join us as we talk about our 2nd births and maybe gain a different perspective on inductions.For more information about Exie's birth services click hereTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Jul 2020

50 min 28 sec

In this episode we are discussing both natural and pharmaceutical induction methods. Everyone knows someone, or is that someone, who has been induced or tried to naturally induce themselves. Maybe you are pregnant and wondering if induction is the right choice for you and your baby. We explore some of those options and the reasons why inductions may be chosen, as well as some caution when induction is being considered.Referenced in this episode: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/?s=natural+induction https://www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/resources/health-care/maternity/listening-to-mothers-iii-pregnancy-and-birth-2013.pdfhttps://www.acog.org/en/Clinical/Clinical%20Guidance/Committee%20Opinion/Articles/2013/11/Definition%20of%20Term%20PregnancyTo learn more about Exie's Private Childbirth Classes and Birth Doula Support: https://www.tranquiltouchforwomen.com/birth-services/Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Jul 2020

46 min 58 sec

In this episode, we recount the events surrounding the births of our first children, Exie's in 1995 and Ciana's in 2010.Join us on a walk down memory lane that includes a spontaneous breaking of water, a humorous warning about the effects of castor oil, and how access to information impacted our babies' births.We have a good laugh at ourselves and discuss how our own experiences affect how we approach birth now as doulas.Tranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

Jun 2020

42 min 40 sec

Welcome back for our first full-length episode of Doula2Doula.Have you ever wondered what a doula is and if you would want to have one, or even become one?Today, we answer the question: What is a Doula? We will touch on the roles and responsibilities of a doula and how having a doula can really make a difference, both in the birthing room and in a virtual way, as well as after birth. You will also get a brief peek into both Ciana and Exie's birth stories which will be the topic of conversations in the very near future.To learn more about Exie's birth services, including virtual birth support and childbirth classes visit https://tranquiltouchforwomen.comTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

May 2020

25 min 28 sec

We are so glad you found our introduction to our new Doula2Doula show! Exie is an experienced labor and birth doula and childbirth educator who has helped welcome over 100 babies into their families. Ciana is a doula in training and is looking forward to having you join her on her journey to become a certified labor and birth doula.We are both moms who love to talk about all things birth-related and, since our husbands are tired of hearing us talk about it, we decided that we would take our conversations to the podcast world. We are excited to have you join us at the "birth" of our podcast!Episodes will be released every 3 weeks (as mothering and doula-ing allow)Exie is owner of Tranquil Touch Therapeutic Massage For Women in Farmington, MI https://tranquiltouchforwomen.comTranquil Touch Birth & Women's Wellness Birth support services helping clients feel supported, cared for and confident about birth.

May 2020

1 min 34 sec