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Dearest Doula Podcast Episode 86: “Just Keep At It…Be Authentically You!” Featuring Mandolin Restivo-Walsh


Ep. 86: “Just Keep At It…Be Authentically You!” Featuring Mandolin Restivo-Walsh

In this latest Dearest Doula podcast episode, we are joined by doula and childbirth educator Mandolin Restivo-Walsh!

In addition to being a doula and childbirth educator, Mandolin is also a professor of women studies, and the the co-creator of ‘Birth Languages’. She is the co-owner of ‘Connected Birth’, and is currently serving clients in the Stafford County, Virginia area. Listen in to today’s podcast where Mandolin shares her journey and insights as a birth worker today!

Dearest Doula Community, Mandolin shares her  insights and journeys on the dearest doula podcast today! Click HERE to listen on itunes or simply press play below!



Mandolin shares with the Dearest Doula community her:


Elevator Speech and Origin Story

Moment of Struggle as a Birth Worker

Mandolin found herself struggling with rebuilding her business after relocating, and shares how she was able to overcome a long stretch of not having clients.


“I was meant to be right here, right now”

Mandolin shares with the Dearest Doula community a time as a doula where she was able to provide valuable service to her clients in a moment that is often times overlooked.

Biggest Strength & Weakness as a Birth Worker


Recommended Resources & Interview Links

‘Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation’ 
-Pam England

Also, Mandolin’s must-have item? Her Rebozo!

You can connect with Mandolin through her website,

 You can also connect with her on Facebook!

Don’t forget- if you’d like to join in on weekly discussions with an accountability tribe featuring myself and other passionate birth workers, click here to get redirected to our accountability tribe page!

Podcast Sponsor

This episode was brought to you by the GentleBirth team -based in the California Bay Area.  GentleBirth’s childbirth education Instructor training has a unique focus on building emotional resilience and mental health through brain science for new parents with emerging technology for the new generation of digital native parents.

For more information, check out their website today!

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