Making the choice to have a doula is one few people ever regret. The birth of your baby is one of the most important events in your life and one you will remember forever. Having a knowledgeable person present to support you every step of the way mentally, physically, and emotionally, is invaluable for you and takes a world of pressure off of your partner.
It was one of those crazy twists of fate that Julie called me at 38 weeks pregnant and hired me to be her doula. She had attended one of my Meet the Doula Nights, she said, a few months ago and had been putting off hiring a doula because she wasn’t sure she needed one. As the due date approached, however, she began to feel like she wanted someone there…
She knows the time is nearing, she can sense that these twinges of pain are different from the ones she has experienced over the last few months. With every sensation she tenses and concentrates, waiting for the moment she will begin to experience “it”. She knows “it’s” coming, she’s heard all about “it” from her friends and family and she knows she can’t stop “it”.
Had someone told me a few years ago that I would be traveling to South America a couple times a year to train yoga teachers to work with pregnant women and teach doula trainings, I would have thought they were crazy.