It has been almost 2 years since I decided to look into becoming a birth doula, registered for a training workshop, and started my doula journey. And now, after the completion of 9 births, I am finally a DONA Certified Doula!
Despite the great debate over whether it is necessary or worthwhile to certify and disagreements about the merits of various certifying organizations, I am glad to be a certified birth doula. I am glad to have made it this far, coming from zero background in healthcare or motherhood. My interest in culture and women's rights combined with a desire to learn and improve the health and lives of women has brought me to my passion and I am grateful for all the training I have received along the way. And there is much more to learn!
I feel like myself and this blog have reached a great milestone, and I thank you for following along on my journey :) Whether you are a doula, doula-curious, a mother, a scholar, or everything wrapped into one, I hope reading my blog has been worthwhile, and that we can continue on together as I continue my lifelong learning.
Emily, Anthro Doula