I'm Tiffany, I'm 20 years old, I'm American, and I live in London, Ontario (anyone else live near?). Ideally I would like to be a L&D nurse, but in my current situation I cannot apply for nursing school for at least a year (immigration stuff).
Because I can't even apply for school yet, I decided to try and jumpstart my "education" by becoming a birth doula. In May I completed the DONA approved birth doula training, and I currently have 5 clients. I am providing my services for free. I've attended one birth already...
I'll cut to the point now!
What is the general opinion of Doulas by L&D nurses?? And, do you have any advice for me? (other than to not get in your way!
I'm working very hard at being a KNOWLEDGEABLE doula, and I find reading this board very helpful!! Just suggestions and stuff for positioning! It's wonderful.. anyhow, I'm also learning medical terminology
on my own, I figured it will help me prepare for school. Do you think that's a good idea or should I just wait for the classes? I am very ambitious about this, but I'm also afraid I won't be able to handle university
Thanks for reading!! Any advice is appreciated! :kiss