Happy World Doula Week!
(I'm not running a sale.)
I'm happy this week is here, this doula and many of the doulas of Nola Nesting have had a very busy month and we are definitely deserving of a week . . . .of call? Yah, most of us are on call for some beautiful expecting families so we have our phones on us 24/7, every commitment we make is followed by a 'so long as I'm not at a birth,' and we our packed bags are never far. We work hard for our clients even when they don't know it. We are thinking about you and gathering a holistic picture of you in the days preceding your labor. We answer our phones when you call us in the middle of the night and help remind you what's normal, to cherish this time and to honor yourself in the last days of pregnancy.
We help you connect with your partner. It's been said I've saved a marriage. Now, I really hope that's not true, but we are there to support you in a way that you deserve to be supported every day of your life, but unfortunately probably are not because of our busy schedules and responsibilities. We are there for you - pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. Although we may try to catch a nap while you labor, you are our priority and we work hard to care for you and honor your wishes. Our hearts are with you and they sing when yours does and they cry too with yours sometimes, but we help you find a positive place and keep going. We help you navigate breastfeeding and the early days of parenting.
We give of ourselves mentally, physically and on a very personal internal level full of emotion and intuition.
Doula week is a week to celebrate us. I will celebrate my doula friends and thank them for all the support they give me. The doulas of Nola Nesting are the most amazing women and I am infinitely blessed to know each of them. I will celebrate the doulas who have made change in the birthing world and all of us who only want the absolute best for women! Through birth work and activism we are with you even when you don't see us. So, I won't be reducing my rate in celebration of my work. A sale only devalues what we do, and what we do is priceless. I'm thinking this is more akin to Teacher or Nurse Appreciation week! Gifts aren't necessary and are not expected, but we do absolutely love to hear how you are doing and see pictures of your growing babies, and we won't be discounting ourselves in celebration of . . . ourselves.
Interested in becoming a doula? Well, then here's a chance to win a discount you don't want to miss out on! You could win a chance to come to Birth Boot Camp DOULA training for 33% off!