Why should you hire a doula? Cause it all starts with Green Poop. I know you’re sitting there laughing, and probably rolling your eyes. But it’s true. My very first conversation with Alex had that as its primary topic. She was early in her pregnancy and her poop was green and called me to find out if she should be worried. I also get postpartum clients who call me to ask me if their babies’ poop
should be green. It’s funny, green seems to be a popular colour.
So what does green poop have to do with doulas? Nothing , and everything. What’s important is the fact that Alex felt comfortable enough with me to call me and ask. We had developed a relationship where she trusts me not to laugh at her, or at least just snicker quietly, and she trusted my knowledge, and my ability
to find out what I don’t already know.
So what does a doula do? We become a member of your family; we laugh with you; cry with you; mourn with you and rejoice with you. We give you information and tips and tricks without judgment.
We tell you what’s worked for previous clients, and share our knowledge and experience without telling you what to do. We empower you to ask the questions to get the answers you need to feel comfortable and secure. We support you and your partner and your family, in any way you need while standing in the background and cheering you on. We strengthen you together, rather than standing between you.
We sit with you at 3am and listen to you commiserated over your husband, or mother, or sister or best friend who just doesn’t understand, and help you see what they do understand, and provide suggestions on how to explain your needs more clearly.
We help you get sleep, which in turn takes you from making it through the day, to enjoying your baby during the day.
We answer your questions. Everything from green poop to what can I eat, to can I drink coffee, to will being 26 weeks pregnant and going to a imax movie deafen my baby? Everything from crazy to amazing to off the wall, to genuine concerns that demonstrate that
you just want to be the best parents you can. We do it all. And in the end, we build you up, give you confidence, and we walk away
knowing that we’ve changed lives for the better and that we get to do it all again tomorrow.
That’s why you need a doula, and why I love being one!
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