Thursday, March 5, 2009

Two Beautiful Natural Births In One Week

I was honored to be the doula for two amazing women who gave birth to their baby girls this week.  Both wanted natural birth and both achieved their goals.

As a business woman I do my best to behave in a professional manner when going to interviews and doing visits.  When at a birth tend to put my professional face on the backburner and become the wise woman, the mother, the sister, the friend.  I don't hesitate to brush her hair out of her face, press my face against her sweaty cheek to whisper words of encouragement, or remind her of her inner strength.  It's the most natural thing to want to meet her needs.

I absolutely love being a doula.  It's an honor and a blessing to be part of the birth process.  I can't wait for the next miracle to arrive.