Well, I suppose I should introduce myself, so that I can be as opinionated as I want without dragging the good name of my sister doulas into it! Also, it’s gonna get old quickly if I have to keep referring to myself as a group of doulas. (A drove of doulas? A bevy? Passel? Gathering? Commune? I’ll have to work on that. Any suggestions?)
I’m Desiree, your talented editress. (Editrix? Bloggess? Blogster? Ok, I’ll stop.) You can find my official bio here. Short version- I’m a postpartum doula! I just completed my certification through Birth by Design (more info on that process soon!), and I’m now working on lactation certification and further postpartum certification through DONA International. I love writing, I love learning, and I love doula-ing, so I’m excited to have an outlet for all of those things right here, at the Birth by Design blog.
I’ll be bringing you all sorts of fun things- website, book and podcast reviews and recommendations (and not just from me- from the whole clump of BbD doulas), news about what’s happening in the birthing and parenting world, birthing and postpartum tips and tricks from the suite of BbD doulas, doula bios, and much more! I’ll also be enlisting the rest of the league of doulas to guest post as often as I can.
For now, I’ll leave you with some information and some interesting things to look at online…
BbD is always offering childbirth classes! We have several six week courses coming up in this quarter, both in Conway and Little Rock. Find more info and register by clicking here.
Side note: I took Cora’s class in Little Rock as part of my doula training earlier this year, and she blew my mind! She’s an amazing teacher, and the class covered so much good information. It even included a visit to tour the hospital, which included dragging out all the equipment the doulas have access to- squat bars, peanut balls, birthing stools, etc..
I saw this article online today, “What It Was Like Giving Birth In Every Decade Since the 1900s” It’s a quick overview, with some interesting pictures. I thought it was terrifying, interesting and hopeful all at the same time.
That’s it for now!
As always, the circle of doulas at Birth by Design loves you!
P.s.- I think that last one is my favorite. A Circle of Doulas. Although, I read that a group of moles is called a labor. That would be pretty appropriate, right? A labor of doulas? And did you know that a group of starlings is called a murmuration? That’s the coolest thing I’ve read today!