Thursday, October 29, 2009

Other News!

Well I have had a lot of news lately! So some other news...I am taking classes to be a doula. And now you are wondering what a doula is...well here ya go....The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.


I am very excited and also very nervous!! I am not a good student, I have trouble with reading all of the books and taking notes. But I felt this is a new area in which God is leading me. So My first class is next weekend. I will be in class for 3 days from 8 AM to 5 PM. So please pray, and I will keep you posted about my journey!

5 Thoughts Shared:

Miss Ashley said...

How neat! A lady we know is a doula. How cool to be a part of the whole birth process!

Melissa said...

That's really neat!

Katie said...

How exciting! You will be great!!

Lonnie said...

Wow! That will be so special! Is she having a home birth? The first I heard of a doula was when Abe and Jelena had one. You'll do great...have fun in the classes!

Lonnie said...

Oh, by the way, this is Becky not Lonnie :)