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🌸d r e a m e r 🌸 ・・・
I’m doing this really amazing course on relationships between healthcare providers and birthing people, but the reality of *why* this is so important really hurts my heart. We go over stories of real people that parallel so many experiences I’ve personally heard from those I’ve met.
When I tell someone I’m a doula, their response is usually: “Ugh, I wish I would have had a doula. I mean, everything was okay but I felt so ____________ because ____________ and unfortunately I didn’t know at the time that it didn’t have to be like that. I don’t wish my experience on anyone else and I’m so glad that doulas are becoming more popular so that even if hard things happen, women have options and can be supported through it.”
All the time. The wounds are still there and they’re still sore and I always wish I could go back in time and somehow be there with them to love them through that part of their path.. not to change it, but just to make it a bit more comfortable, a bit more human, a bit better. But I can’t, so I make sure that every single person and every family I support gets the best care, the most love and the most respectful support I can give so that the narratives surrounding childbirth begin to change. When our collective stories change, so does our collective physical, emotional and spiritual health & well-being. And that is what it’s all about... a more beautiful today for a more beautiful tomorrow. 🌸🌷🌼🌹🌻🌺