It usually pays off to be prepared, so I do just that when packing my doula bag. It's packed and ready to go - all I need to throw in are a few snacks and a fresh bottle of water and then I'm off and running.
How do we still walk around thinking that we are not enough? Not tall enough, short enough, fit enough, skinny enough, healthy enough, smart enough, brave enough, courageous enough, mom enough?
Nowadays there are hundreds of books out there and it can be quite overwhelming at times. Which ones do you read? What advice do you listen to - well that's a whole different topic now, isn't it? Which books are worth purchasing and how do you know which ones to steer clear of? There are some great reads and again it depends on multiple things!
Almost two years ago I started to read. I wanted to test the waters and see if becoming a doula was really for me before I committed to anything like training or a new career path. I ordered 'A Passion for Birth' by the famous anthropologist, author, actor, mother, world traveller, advocate for multiple causes and feminist, Sheila Kitzinger.