Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Doula, Doula, Doula

Ok, NOW I am actually pursuing this. If you have been a reader of my blog, you might remember this post talking about me pursuing my dream of becoming a Doula. Well, as for most things in my life, my timing was not exactly on. So, now almost 2 years later, I am going for it. I am hoping to attend my DONA training in March (3 days long) and attend 3 births of friends by October. During that time I will also need to read 5 books about Doulas, labor, delivery and postpartum care. I will need to attend a childbirth and breastfeeding class. On top of all that, I am required to write a 500-1000 word essay on the value and purpose of labor support. It feels a little overwhelming to take on, but I am planning for most of the work to take place during the Summer when I won't have to worry about school or Girl Scouts.

I am so excited and I cannot wait to have this opportunity to be a part of one of God's greatest miracles.

7 comments:

The Bocchinos said...

Cassie that is just SO COOL!!! I'm so excited for you!!! Yay!!! Keep us posted!!!

Anonymous said...

I am super excited for you (and me)!!! You will be the BEST doula because your heart is in it. :) Monica

Joni said...

I have seriously considered this myself. SO excited for you and can't wait to hear all about your experience to see if I will follow in your footsteps one day.

Anonymous said...

I might just have a baby so you can be my doula.

Elizabeth said...

That's awesome! :) I can definitely see you doing that and being GREAT at it.

Ruth MacC said...

Go for it! It sounds like a great thing to do.

Jenny said...

Oh how exciting. I had a doula in training with me for the birth of my 5th baby. She was a woman at church who needed some real live bith experience. She offered and I refused. I mean I had already delivered 4th w/o a doula, and two of those w/o medication. Plus, she would "see" me and then sit behind me the next week at church. I finally agreed and it was wonderful. I wish she were still in town when I had my 6th baby, I may have been able to avoid medication with that hard delivery.

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