I am happy to hear that your doula brought joy to your birth!
Yep, I am actually considering attending this workshop. It is in Ontario, Canada, the closest so far (I am by the OH- MI border).
With four kids, I balk at spending $ on myself, but I am getting over that. I am a person with dreams, too!
I work full-time, and am taking a few classes at a time to become a RN, after which my goal is to earn my CNM.
Sometimes it seems impossible, how to provide for my brood and my goals simultaneously?
Wishing you the best at attending your required births. Have you considered attending LLL meetings or speaking with a group of midwives in your area?
A local DEM-turned-CNM is a friend of mine for years, I am planning to approach her on the subject when the time comes.
Oh, I looked up the instructor's name for this workshop. It is Sarah Watson. Do you know her?
Thanks to both of you for the encouragement!