Well May is over and that means I am officially no longer a licensed Realtor. While I really enjoyed my work, I finally figured out my calling. I finished training and am currently working on becoming a certified birth doula through DONA International.
A birth doula is a person who provides emotional, physical, and informational support for a pregnant person before and during their labor. As soon as my certification is complete, I'll be moving on to try and work on becoming a doula certified to work in women's prisons. Around ten percent of incarcerated women are pregnant and often have to deliver while handcuffed to a bed with no support person. Birth can be traumatic experience when your voice is not heard, and I want to give every single family the comfort that they deserve during this emotional event.
In the future, I plan on also becoming a certified lactation counselor. I have big plans and this work is the most fulfilling I've ever pursued. I never feel as confident in my own knowledge and abilities as when I'm sharing information about pregnancy and early childhood.
So if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the future, please follow my doula page Facebook.com/desertflowerdoula, or take a look at my website (which I'm still working on) at desertflowerdoula.wordpress.com. I have tons of great info and knowledge to share, even if having a doula isn't something you feel like you need. 💗 Thanks for going on this journey with me y'all. Love and Grace.
I am working towards my birth doula certification with DONA International. I am currently accepting clients in Phoenix and surrounding areas and NW Ohio.