Nice to see some action around here!
Homemademomma: Congrats!!! That is so exciting to have made it so far1 and good luck on your NARM exam! wow!
I also want to say welcome to all the new people on this thread too! Sorry if I dont have much to offer but I like being a part of it.
My latest is that i start the CBE class that I will use to full fill my reqiurement before I take the DONA workshop in April. I have been through this same class more than once as a pg mom, but am really getting excited to look at it from another point of veiw. When I talked to the nurse who is the CBE at our local hospital she was very encouraging!
The only thing I am concerned with in my area is that there are NO homebirth midwives, they are EVERYWHERE else in Oregon, but not in my are
: and it sounds like there is really only 2 other certified Doulas around here but they both work for 2 of the busy OBs in the area, making there services free to patients of that OB. Now to you and I this may not mean anything, as Im sure they are not the best fit for everyone, but most people around here are pretty mainstream about birth and wouldnt pay someone to do soemthing that they can have someone else do free. So I guess I will focus on getting my cert, then worry about how to find clients later. Esspecially seeing as I think I can only handle about 6-8 births per year right now.
Dh is starting to come around and realize that just because he has NO understandign as to why anyone would want to be a Doula, or a Midwife for that matter, doesnt mean I shouldnt do it. Now if I could only find a way to make my day job more flexible
Now I just need to squeeze in some more reading time!