Rain or Shine Doulas
Who knew in 2019 as I sat in Suzanne’s kitchen with my DONA birth doula training manual in front of me that I would still be here 4 years later with the same passion and want to be a Doula. Typically with my ADHD I move on from projects almost as fast as I start them, but yet birth and babies have been on my mind and in my heart. I took a small hiatus while I sorted my life out, including being laid off from my job, getting divorced, moving twice and spending 1.5 years working full time as an End of Life Doula for a terminally ill woman.
I did step away from the birth and postpartum world and it allowed me to reflect and really dig into what I want to do. I have spent the majority of my career leading people and building teams for a company. While that was fulfilling in its own right, the birth of my son made me realize that I adore connecting with people on a more emotional level. Business is business but having the privilege of entering someone’s life at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives is an honor each and every time.
Deciding to reenter the birth world is not without its share of challenges. I have been away from it so I have lost my connections in the community. I feel like the new kid on the block again, starting fresh even though I have put hundreds of hours into this work already. It has given me the confidence to reach out for new ideas because I don’t want to be your typical Doula. I want to challenge myself and my team that I get to build. This support is so needed and I want to make it accessible to more than it has been.
My Rain or Shine facebook page sends me notifications every day telling me how many people have viewed my facebook page in a day. Sometimes I get upwards of 10 views. This tells me there is still a need for my presence in the birth world and why am I not in it?
Welcome back. I am here now!