February of 2004 I attended a DONA doula training and forever my life was changed. After months of researching the doula profession and talking to my husband, family and friends, I decided to take the plunge and become a doula. Once the training began, there was no question that I had made the right decision.
My doula training was wonderful. My eyes were opened to this exciting career that was perfect for me. I love helping people and was a certified birth and breastfeeding junkie. My doula trainer, Rae Davies, was excellent. I hung on her every word and soaked the information up like a giant sponge. Each night when I returned home I was exhausted from the day, but so thrilled to be following my passion.
In the 7 years since my training, I have attended nearly 100 births as a doula. I have had two wonderful home water births myself. I became certifed as a Lamaze childbirth educator. I created and run a doula products company and launched a doula business management program. My life is completely doula focused. Birth is my business and I love it.
I am so lucky to have found my passion. Bring on the next seven years, I can't wait!