what a great first year chasing my dreams. i had the privilege of meeting and working with 26 amazing, strong and brave women. i want to thank each and every family i was blessed with this year.
i still can't believe what i have accomplished in seven months. in 2013 i took my first doula training class with DONA. befre deciding to certify with DONA i wanted to take one more doula training to help make sure that i chose the right certifying body. so in 2014 i embarked in another doula training class known as toLabor. after a month of review i decided to start the certification process with DONA.
in early april i met an interviewed with two wonderful mentors alison diaz and jessica buell who are the founders of roots midwifery. i am now one of the referring doulas and childbirth educators for roots midwifery. my co-pilot (back-up and referring doula for roots) elaine tucker of columbus birth arts and i decided to write and teach a six weeks series of childbirth education. we currently teach and hold these classes in a sacred space at roots. i have learned so much from these to amazing midwives in such a short amount of time.
in october of 2014 i decided i wanted to go on and continue my education. i am now training to be a monitrice.
in august of 2015 i will be traveling to summertown tennessee to the farm to take a week long midwifery assistant course to help me further along with becoming a monitrice. hopefully i will get to meet ina may gaskin.
i can not wait to see what the new year holds for. the paths i will take and the people i will meet along them.
thank you to each and every person who has trusted me with there care. you will always have a special place in my <3