Becoming a doula
Ever since my pregnancy and Declan’s birth, I have been slightly obsessed with all things birth. I loved being pregnant and I look forward to being in that state again, but what I am really excited for is the birthing experience. A little too excited actually, which got me thinking that maybe becoming a doula would be the right thing for me. It is something that I can do the rest of my life, it allows for a flexible work schedule so I can be home with my kid(s) more, and it is something I am truly passionate about. I spoke with my doula, Courtney, and she was kind enough to answer all of my “why, how, what” questions about her own journey to becoming a doula.
I have since downloaded the required reading list for DONA, the certification program and am slowly but surely checking them off. I read Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth while I was pregnant so I am already ahead of the game! By the way, if you are pregnant and haven’t read that book yet, do it. It is an amazing confidence booster as a woman, no matter what kind of birth experience you want to have. I have now finished one more and am half way through the third. What I can tell you so far, is that you should get a doula. For a million and one reasons, get a doula!