Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday



I have been really thinking about why I do what I do lately. I have had several deliveries and love it soooooo much. I thought today would be a good day for a Re-Post, a Flashback or whatever you want to call it. You can go back to the begining by using the sidebar on the right. It has been a journey like no other and when I need to remember why I am doing this, I always go back to where it all started.
If you have just joined me in this journey, Welcome and join in please!!!!! If you have been around since it started, Thank you so much for sticking with me. What a journey and what a ride!!!!!!!!
FLASHBACK!!!!!
Hi!!!!!! My name is Pam. I am a new Doula (DONA Trained) in the Greensboro NC area. What is a Doula you may ask?? It is a Professional Labor Coach or Assistant. I believe that with all of my heart that this is a calling that the Lord laid on my heart 2 years ago. I am a Sold Out Follower of His. He created this passion in me while working in the Ob/GYN office that I currently work in. I am responsible for doing all of the new OB interviews. In other words, taking the new patients medical history, family history, answering questions, scheduling appts. and ultrasounds and the like. I kept seeing young women, aged 16 and 17 and 18 coming in. The fear in their eyes, the hurt on their faces and not knowing what was next and wondered how in the world had they gotten themselves into this. Through many phone calls, e-mails, research, I discovered what a Doula was. Then, I believe without a doubt, a Doula stopped in one day to have a form filled out for a delivery she attended. I had a long discussion with her about how to get Certified. I was so excited. I had it all planned out and then I hit a wall. Nothing seemed to work. Work schedule changed. I got pregnant. I had a new baby at home, there was just no way. I put it off and put it off. The Lord didn't give up on me. He kept putting it in front of me. Then the e-mail came. They were offering the training through the YWCA in Greensboro and it wouldn't cost me a penny. Not following through this time I was sure was going to be complete disobedience. I heard it said one time from a dear friend and also known as "My Other Mother"- "Delayed obedience is disobedience.". I had to do this. There was NO stopping. I signed up, completed the class with 150% support of my awesome husband and that is where we start. I decided do a blog to post pictures, share stories, to minister to any mom-to-be, to be able to journal through these experiences as a Doula (DONA Trained) and called by God. It's exciting. It's scary. It's gut wrenching sometimes. I hope you enjoy the postings. Come along with me on this journey. If you know me, this is a race that He has set before me and one that I will press on to win the prize that He has for me.

God is so good!!! Just celebrated my 20th baby!!!!!! I'm amazed and overwhelmed with His goodness!!!!!!!

Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam

2 comments:

Taiya said...

That's so great! I am looking for a doula for this baby, but haven't decided on anything yet. I don't want drugs, and can't have an epidural even if I wanted one, so i thought that doula might be a good idea. Especially since my first daughter was a 24 hour labor. I live in Michigan, btw. I won't be procuring your services! :D

I am a SAHM and I do it because I feel like I was born to! I feel like this is where God wants me right now, and I honestly can't envision myself anywhere else. The minute my daughter was born I just felt like, for now, this was my purpose. I truly enjoy it. Of course I have days that are harder than others... stress and so on, but everyday I am so thankful for what I do and there is a basis of happiness there that never goes away! :) Not to mention I find it so very rewarding. I think if I had gotten a degree before I got pregnant I might feel more like I should work, but all I was doing was working in a bird store...

Joan Carr said...

Love the "Delayed obedience is disobedience". I had never thought about that, but oh how true.