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I am so excited to share that as of July 30, 2014, I am a Certified Doula through DONA International!
My journey as a Doula began about 4 years ago. At the time, I had been a licensed massage therapist for 5 years and I was invited to attend my friends home birth, bringing my knowledge of massage, acupressure, and aromatherapy to the table. At this birth I found a calling, I loved it! This birth was my first introduction to the word "Doula". The attending midwife saw my passion and appreciation for the birth process and said to me, "You should look into becoming a Doula." I responded "A WHAT?" It took one year and three more births to know this was a path I had to follow. I attended the DONA International Doula Training in September of 2012, and since then I have had the privilege of supporting many more births.See my gallery
This post is not about why to hire a doula. There are 100 blogs out there (and SCIENTIFIC studies!) that give us good reasons to hire a doula. This post is assuming you have decided, yes, you want a doula… So who do you hire? Initially I wanted to write some satire about how your[…]
I was at a birth recently where, after a few hours of labor and through transition, the mother says between surges “It doesn’t really hurt, but the power! The power is so intense.” As she spoke these words, she smiled. It was a look of wonderment, a powerful moment for me to witness. Not pain-[…]