For whatever reason i googled "doula", i read, i thought, maybe more importantly i felt and it felt right. I told my chiropractor of my idea and her excitement was spontaneous and encouraging. emboldened to continue i asked her whether she could recommend a trainer or point me in the right general direction and she did! she gave me the name of a woman who would surely know which doula trainers were best, i phoned the woman and she actually has her own doula training program which i wasted no time in signing up for.
and so, by a miracle of inspiration and circumstance i find myself on the brink of a new career, at once petrified and thrilled beyond belief.
it's a funny thing, i always say things can turn in a day but i didnt imagine that i would, in the space of a day or two, go from being in an employment wilderness to prospectively being employed to help people through the miraculous rite of passage that is birth.
*the word doula comes from the greek and refers to a female servant. the modern incarnation of the doula is as a source of support, information and advocacy during pregnancy, labour and birth, sometimes with the addition of post natal care and advice.