I hate travelling on my own. Especially going somewhere I haven’t gone before. I feel vulnerable and quite often stupid. Feeling I should know things I don’t know. And then getting lost on top of that? On my own, in a strange city or country? Continue reading
So let’s just jump right into it. Doulas are professionals. It is becoming more and more common for doulas to get qualified and certified by accredited training facilities. This means that we invest time and money into this career, and that we also have the right to ask a fair price, just like any other profession.
It is important to understand that a doula is NOT a trained medical professional, and does not replace your midwife or provider. Instead, as they aren’t held up by the medical side of things, the doula can provide uninterrupted emotional support to you, your partner and your family.
You are a few months into your pregnancy. It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions. You’ve told all your friends and family members. The Pinterest board is filled with baby room ideas. Your online shopping bag is full of the most adorable newborn clothing, and your Instagram feed has way more mommies and babies than it used to have. Now, you have decided that you want a birthing doula, but how do you go about picking the right one for you?