Did you think I had fallen off the face of the earth? It almost feels that way but life gets so busy, it is just nuts. Just wanted to stop in and give a few updates.
Twinkle Twinkle- That was a blast. I had so much fun. I met so many people that I knew were out there, but just didn't know how to find them. Let's just say, I FOUND THEM. There are groups, organizations and all kinds of services for the "Want to be pregnant", "New Pregnant", "Ready to Deliver Pregnant", and even the "I had a baby-Now what". It was a serious case of networking and it was just awesome!!!!! So much fun that I have even signed up for another one in August. It is HUGE!!! Twinkle was big. I think they said to plan on about 200. The one is August, ready for this, 1-2 THOUSAND!!!!!! Oh My!!!!! Oh, how exciting that will be. I can not wait. I am planning and making copies every so often so that I have enough brochures. I'm actually working on updating my brochure because a lot of it has changed. I will keep you posted. It is just awesome and Oh so exciting!!!!
I had a delivery the day of Twinkle Twinkle. It was so awesome. I had the privilege of working with one of the physicians that I work for. We had not had a chance to work together so it was exciting. She is just awesome!!!!! My Mom went into labor during Twinkle Twinkle. I told her not to worry, I was already at the hospital. She actually had to go walk for a bit and came to visit me. How cool is that? She was admitted. I took all of my stuff home from the event and then returned to the hospital. SHE WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!! We rode the roller coaster of contractions together with her Mom there by her side. She and I would change places every so often and do whatever she needed us to do. This is the awesome part. ONE SHOT OF STADOL!!!!! That was all she used. No epidural, no other meds or interventions. She was focused and she did a beautiful job. Only pushed for 20 minutes and had a beautiful baby girl. It was so exciting to be there by her side and share in such an awesome event. THAT IS WHY I AM A DOULA!!!!!! I am going to text with her today and talk to her about if I can share the rest of her story with you. Of course, no names mentioned.
On another front- I am missing one piece of the puzzle to get the Certification from DONA International. Then I can change from:
Pam Kennedy, Doula (DONA Trained)
Pam Kennedy, CD(DONA)
I can't wait for that.
I also had talked about the Perinatal Fitness class and Certification that I had received. I loved having it but had no idea what all that meant for me. I got an e-mail, because of Twinkle Twinkle, and wanted to know if I would be interested in helping teach the Fit for 2 class at Women's' Hospital......Uh,,,,, YES!!!!!!!!! I went the other night to see how the class was run and had a blast!!!! It was soooo much fun!!!! Then, in the midst of that I get a call from the YWCA. They want me to come and teach over there. I can pretty much teach how often and when I want to. I just need to let them know. I had NO CLUE that all of this would come into play. I am just blown away. Something like a day-long class can open doors to new and exciting things.
I will keep you updated. Of course, if you know of anyone that would benefit from the Doula Services or the Prenatal Fitness, PLEASE let me know.
I will post more later on today, Be sure to check in later on.