I am so happy to join this wonderful web site as your doula.
One of the questions that I am always asked is what made me become a doula. How did I find out about such a thing that many people have never even heard of. I have no children of my own and that is the way that many doulas come into existance. They either had a great birth experiance with a doula, or a bad birth experiance and what to help other avoid such a thing.
My story actually begins fourteen years ago. I met a woman that was a midwife and I thought that was amazing. I mentioned to her that I would love to have such a job but the reponsiblity would be too great, in my opinion. She suggested I could be a doula. I had never heard the word. She told me all about it and about the DONA organization. I contacted them immediately, started my reading list and thought I was on my way.
Unfortunately, I was not in the right place in my life to help others in such an important way. I had to help myself first. I put the doula thing out of my mind.
Fast forward to 3 years ago. I went to see this highly recommended psychic. She asks me if I have thought of nursing and she sees me in nursing. I say no way. She mentions me having my own business and nursing and I just brush it off as the thing she is wrong about. When you go to the psychic, you get a copy of a tape of the session. I periodically played it over the next year and things did occur as she said. The once day it dawns on me. The nursing means being a doula. It all clicked. I jumped right in with both feet.
I did my training and I am now certified with DONA. I have attended 8 births. I never thought I would feel so passionate about anything. I use to see artists and be jealous of the passion they had for their craft. Now, I am that person. I am passionate about birth and helping women have all the information they need to achieve the birth they want. It has also become so much more of a birthing issue for me know as well. It is a women's rights issue. Women have the right to birth the way they want and have access to all the information to make an educated decision.
I look forward to sharing my stories of birth wth you, as well has health information and birth rights issues that we as women all need to be aware of.