When you become pregnant you think about the birth of your child but don't really know what you are getting into until you are there. Once you become a parent you have good days and bad days. You dream of the person your child will become and hope for all the happiness in the world for them. You grow with them and learn as they do and that's the same thing for Two Hands Birth Services.
In the beginning I was scared, would this work? Can I actually make a difference to any family? How was I going to build a business working a part time job and raising a family? But it did work, slowly and the business and I grew. I learned more and more. I made birthy- friends and talked to anyone and everyone about birthy stuff ( I know I annoyed some of you, sorry kind of). I quit my day job. I had a dream of what it would all become and knew I needed a tribe to stand by my side.
It started out meeting for coffees (many coffees) and dreaming and talking and talking and talking (and talking). It happened really naturally, first came Abby and she made it seem even more real that others may want on this wild ride. Donna and I got a long fantastic and then Brandi fell from the sky (kinda literally, from Japan!) I chatted with Jen and Deanna and it was like BOOM! this is going to be a reality. The first mention of a co-op and everyone agreed!
So what does this mean, what is a doula co-op? Well, we will all still operate as independent doulas but will work closely with each other to provide the families we work with better, more and fuller services. We will have more of a network in each other to further our reach and knowledge. We will always have a back-up for all our births. We will have more access to more families as we can work in a wider radius. We look forward to serving more families, learning more and interacting in our community. We all hope that through this venture we can help empower and educate more families to become strong and confident. And, most importantly for sure, we will all have more reasons to get together for coffee!
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