I messed up!!
I want to share with you how I messed up and what I learned from it in hopes that it helps you to not make the same mistake I did.
First, though I want to address the word ‘should’. I really don’t like the word ‘should’ because it’s so against my view on how to approach decision-making and advice as a mom. I would never actually tell you what you should or shouldn’t do.
You are fully capable of deciding what is best for you and your family. But when it came down to it, the word “should” was shorter and stronger than the word “recommend” in the title. So just hang with me.
I learned something from my mistake. And I realized that this may be something other pregnant women run into so I wanted to share with you in the hopes that you wouldn’t make the same mistake I did.
I like to think that I’m compassionate and sensitive to other people’s needs. I generally try to be aware and respectful of making other people feel emotionally safe and affirmed.
But I definitely had a blind spot.
This is my cautionary tale of one thing I highly recommend you consider before hiring a doula…
I talk about
- My birth experience with my first child
- Why I decided to hire a birth doula for my second child
- How I messed up in my decision-making process for hiring a doula – it probably isn’t what you think.
- And how to avoid the mistake I made
Links & Resources
5 Ways Doulas Help Dads in Labor and Birth
Having a Doula – American Pregnancy Association
More about the Gotcha Mama Podcast:
The Gotcha Mama Podcast is where we share honest stories of the joys and struggles of mom-life with young kids.
Each week host Amanda Bennett interviews a mom about topics ranging from awkwardly making mom friends, to chasing BIG dreams and finding purpose, to managing crippling anxiety and depression. You’ll hear stories from moms like you with the purpose to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.
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