I love birth and breastfeeding. They are my two fascinations. There isn’t much in this world that means more to me than the beauty that surrounds the birth of new life and a woman’s innate ability to nourish that baby.
This weekend, I went back and forth between feelings of tentativeness and excitement over the thought of diving right in. I learned so very much. I made bonds with other woman on similar paths to mine, whom I hope will stay in my life for a long, long time.
I knew this was a special profession. One where women empower each other to have faith in their bodies. I didn’t fully realize to what extent, though. Doula’s provide support and empower women to not only trust in their bodies, but to trust in themselves and their ability to make decisions in a very vulnerable time.
I will be diving right in, by the way. I’ve never been happier to be a woman and to have found a profession that will allow me to celebrate womanhood every day!
*side note: I came home with a lot of new information on both birth and doulas. I plan to set up a resource page on here this week to provide you all with that same wonderful information. Here’s an example of something I already knew but now have amazing video references for: Did you know the baby is the one to initiate breastfeeding after birth? Not the mother. In fact, we as mothers don’t have breastfeeding instincts. It’s learned for us, but babies are born with the instinct to seek out his/her mother’s breast.