By April Kowaleski, Doula Coordinator at Yoga Mamas
1. I love to meet and connect with new people!
Part of what makes being a Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula so special to me is that I get to meet and be a part of such a special moment in families' lives.
2. I love supporting women.
Childbirth has got to be one of the biggest challenges as well as the greatest honours and I find great pleasure in being able to guide, prepare and support these amazing women by educating them on their choices both during pregnancy and with postpartum care.
3. I love babies!
This is a fairly obvious reason, however noteworthy nonetheless! Ever since having had my own two children (Danielle and Xaver) and experiencing the amazement and wonder of what it means to give birth, it is something that I am naturally drawn to and find incredibly special.
4. I love assisting partners so that they can better support their mamas during labour and postpartum.
I continue to be inspired and moved by the strength that both parents play in their respective roles during childbirth and with postpartum care.
5. I love helping families adjust to having a newborn, whether that be their first or their fourth!
It all comes down to a genuine love of supporting people so that they can enjoy every second of their child's first months-for me, there is nothing more rewarding!