Monday, September 16, 2013

Beautiful Births - The Joys of Being a Doula - West Island, Montreal Doula

I recently had the honour to assist a couple of women in childbirth here in Montreal as a doula. The birth experience never ceases to amaze me (and I still cry whenever I see a baby born). I feel like I have been given a gift to be able to be a doula in Montreal - to serve women and their partners during one of the most challenging times of their lives. Another thing that never ceases to amaze me is how different each birth experience is.

Last week I assisted a third-time mommy who had a longer labour than she expected, and just a few days ago had a first-time mommy who gave birth within 5 hours of her first contractions (a much shorter labour than she expected). Each birth experience is truly unique, and I feel blessed to be able to witness them. I also feel like I learn something knew from each client, each baby and each partner that I work with.

I just want to express my gratitude to the families in Montreal who have allowed me to be on their birthing journey. I look forward to many more in the future as well!

I love being a doula <3

Natural Birth Doula Montreal