Starting my birth doula practice has actually reminded me a lot of a pregnancy. What started out as just an inkling, a little tickle of a thought, has become a new focus in my life. I attended a course and thrived in that room full of kindred spirits: women who couldn't get the idea out of their heads, either. I had the roller coaster of anticipation (I was made to do this!) as well as insecurity and fear (what if I'm no good?). I nested early, convincing friends to let me attend their labors to practice my new skills and setting up instagram and this site weeks in advance of an actual launch. I've got the pile of books beside my bed and what I read simultaneously fascinates, excites and terrifies me. And after a few daring pushes, here I am, ready for this new world. I am new, I am fresh and I know I have a lot to learn- but a lot to give, too!
This blog will chronicle my adventures as a birth doula. You'll get links, tips and tricks. You'll get beautiful birth stories. You'll get a celebration of motherhood, womanhood and the things that make us awesome and unique. You'll get honesty and a reminder that there's a light at the end of the tunnel and you aren't alone. Let's be friends and let's lean on each other, shall we?
I'm Katie. Owner and operator of Daisy Doula birth services, wife, mama, friend, singer, cook, amateur photographer, and a PNW gal born and raised. Here I explore birth, motherhood, and beauty in the daily humdrum.