I like e-mailing or calling my clients on their first birthdays. Not all of my clients have kept in touch, and I don't always hear back from them all, but I like to reach out. I put the date of their birth in my calendar and have it repeat one year later to remind me. And it makes me think about how time passes, how children grow so fast, and where I was exactly one year ago. It's also a reminder of the part I played in the lives of others, and how they have touched and shaped mine.
So, I am just taking this post to reflect on all of these things, and to say Happy Birthday to all my doula babies out there in the world!
Do you say happy birthday to your doula clients and their babies? How do you keep in touch?