I'm wondering if there is anybody here that started off as a doula or childbirth educator and moved on to nursing and labor and delivery!
Conversely- are there any L&D nurses that sought out further training as doulas, birth assistants, childbirth educators, lactation educators, etc?
I'm applying to nursing school (as a doula) and I'm looking to hear feedback on how the two roles compliment each other as well as what you have found the reaction to be from potential employers considering you for L&D nursing jobs when they see your doula experience. How have your roles overlapped? What are the surrounding attitudes from coworkers? Do you feel your experience gives you an edge or deepened understanding?