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My Journey to Becoming a Birth and Postpartum Doula

Updated: May 9


Welcome to my very first blog post! I'm Jill, and today I want to share with you the story of how I became a birth and postpartum doula—a journey that has transformed my life in more ways than I could have imagined.


From a young age, I've been captivated by pregnancy and childbirth. I remember spending hours watching documentaries on birth, marveling at the beauty of this natural process and the strength of the families involved. The idea of a community coming together to support new parents resonated deeply with me, even before I fully understood what it meant.


The path to discovering my calling as a doula was rather serendipitous. It wasn't until a midwife referred to me as a "doula" during a birth I attended for my best friend that I realized what I had been doing naturally for years. I initially thought she had mistaken my name, but she explained that I was embodying the role of a doula—providing unwavering support and guidance to the family during this transformative time.


After this revelation, I immersed myself in learning more about doula work. I underwent formal training, which equipped me with the skills and knowledge needed to support families effectively. However, it took me another year of contemplation and courage to finally leave my corporate job and fully embrace this new path. Looking back, it was undoubtedly the best decision of my life.


While personal experiences, including my own pregnancy journey, played a role in my decision to become a doula, I've learned to compartmentalize these emotions when working with clients. My goal is to provide unbiased, empathetic support tailored to each family's unique needs, drawing from my knowledge and training rather than personal history.

Being a birth and postpartum doula is incredibly rewarding. Witnessing the miracle of birth and the profound love shared within families is a privilege that words cannot adequately capture. Despite the challenges of being on call and the unpredictability of events, I wouldn't trade this career for anything in the world.


In this blog, I aim to share insights, experiences, and resources related to childbirth, postpartum care, and the transformative journey of parenthood. Whether you're expecting, planning to become a doula yourself, or simply curious about this beautiful process, I hope my posts will inspire and inform you.

Thank you for joining me on this exciting new adventure. Stay tuned for more stories, tips, and reflections from my doula journey.


With warmth and gratitude,


Jill

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Rachel S
Rachel S
May 10

So proud of you always ❤️

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