A year ago today, a doula was born. My first birth as a doula was one year ago and it was pivotal for me personally and professionally. One year ago today I had the privilege of standing by two parents while they worked to welcome their baby into the world. I was welcomed in newly trained and certified, without years of experience. They trusted me to be a resource, a support and a piece of their story.
Seeing this birth cemented a few things for me. For one, there is so much raw human spirit that is seen in birth. That alone is breathtaking. I've never seen anything like it before. Birth strips away all the airs that we put on daily. Birth brings out pure emotion and a raw beauty. There is no hidden agenda or ulterior motives. Birth is about a sole mission and very specific priorities. Birth is about bravery. Birth is about strength, but also vulnerability and humility. And birth is most importantly about love. Love between two people creating this life. Love between mom and baby... baby and dad. Love that transcends situation, circumstance, or trial. This love is pure and untainted. This love is electric.
The time during labor and birth transcends normal time and space. It's unique It's special. It's amazing. It's sacred and a true honor each and every time I am welcomed into that space. Each birth has been a teacher for me. Each birth has given me perspective and empathy. Each birth undoubtedly will show me something unseen before. As a doula I am learning and growing and serving and I'm humbled. I am thankful for this sweet baby boy who came into this world one year ago. I'm thankful for his birth and all those that will continue to come after.
This sweet boy is a blessing to his family and forever holds a space in my heart
Happy Happy Birthday little boy!
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