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On The Road Again...

posted Jun 19, 2012, 9:37 AM by Cathy Walters   [ updated Oct 5, 2012, 2:20 PM by Lisa Baracker ]
As I  pack and prepare for another summer road trip  (traveling east to our mountain lake home in WV) I can't help but reflect on the first 6 months of 2012.
This was not only a period of growth for our practice, but for me personally, as well. Never in my wildest dreams did I envision being in this place at this phase of my life - what an adventure!

When I first dove into the Doula world I thought I knew a lot about women and birth, based on accumulated knowledge from my nursing background and personal experiences. Since then I have had the honor of sharing in the wondrous birth journeys of so many amazing, diverse women + partners; the more "experienced" I became, the more I realized how much more I had to learn. Every birth brings something new to cherish and explore.

So - I became a student for the first time in over 30 years, enrolling in the Lamaze "Passion for Birth" childbirth educator classes and the "Heart & Hands" advanced midwifery /intensives course
taught by the world renowned, Elizabeth Davis. I had homework, research papers, exams - and an older brain! But - I made it though and now feel confident that I am even a better Doula, more empowered - just like the mama's we support.

I will miss being with our current clients as they become parents this summer, but look forward to returning and meeting your beautiful babies! You are in good hands.
See you in September! xo

(6/19/2012)
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