It's Never Too Late to Call The Doula!
I recently had the pleasure of providing doula services for a last minute client. What do I mean by last minute client? Allow me to share!
I got the call from our office manager, Adrienne at 9am. It's summer break in my house and we're totally soaking in the summer hours, so naturally I was just rolling out of bed. I answered the phone disoriented and groggy
"Hey, what's up?.......What? Right now?.....Oh, so like, RIGHT now?!?"
The birth went wonderfully! Mom was the perfect balance of tender and tough and partner was by her side coaching and encouraging her every step of the way. Their care and support team was the icing on the cake, filling in and helping exactly when needed. I left the birth center bright and early the following morning, the sun wasn't up yet but the birds were chirping charmingly and cheerfully. It was a remarkable experience!
It surprised me, how much I really enjoyed coming into this family's space with such a blank slate. I usually meet with my clients three or more times during pregnancy before their labor and delivery, my clients and I also connect on multiple occasions in between our prenatal visits. Just about all of my clients walk into their birth with birth plans and ideas about how they want their birth to unfold, this time I was able to meet this family exactly where they were and it was really good!
I'm absolutely thrilled that I took this opportunity and discovered that one of the many perks of Mitten Made Doulas partnership is that it's never too late to call the doula.