Thursday, August 10, 2006
DOULA. the best gift a mother can give another woman is to invite her to live through her birthing process. To be there and live this beautiful moment all it takes is love, compassion, common sense and experience... and some professional training, which is becoming a Doula. This work is living a deep contact of a woman with another woman, during the greatest life event full of emotion and meaning. We learn each time about the miracle of life, but we are also technically trained to be effective, acertive, informed, strong, wise and compassionate. Training to be a Certified Doula is excellent, I did my Certification with DONA (Doulas of North America). I have found support and collegues at the City of Ottawa support programs, at Mothercraft , the Ottawa Carleton Birth Companion Program and several Doula Associations, as Confort & Joy Doula Association. We work alonside with midwifes or in a group of mothers and birth practitioners as Midwifery Consumers has been great support, training and feed back. My mother tongue being Spanish, it is wonderful to have a Latin American client. You may see my Blog in Spanish here.