Meet my doula...
Last night I was at a fundraiser with my husband and a few friends when a women came up to me and tapped me on the shoulder. She said "Excuse me, but is your name Alice?". I said "Yes" to which she immediately replied "You were my doula!" She introduced herself and said that her son was now 5 years old. She said that she knows that I work with many couples and that I probably don't remember her. The good news was that in fact I did remember her. I remembered her birth fairly well! I recounted some of the details and she was so excited that I remembered. I was excited too. The best part of our meeting came when she introduced me to her friend. She said "This is my doula, Alice, she helped me have the birth experience I wanted. It was wonderful". This absolutely made my day! As doulas, this is our goal. We want to help clients have the birth experiences they want. It is such a wonderful feeling when we can achieve this goal.
I love this job!