Hi Motivated! I'm working on my cert. for DONA right now. I have 6 clients, with my next one due in 2 weeks. I've attended only 2 births as I am a new doula (just took the DONA training in May).
What an amazing occupation, to be an OB nurse. I can't even apply to nursing school right now, because I am an American living in Ontario. Unfortunately it will be a while before I can apply to nursing school. Once I file my immigration papers, it can take up to a year to get my permanent residence, and then to apply for nursing school you have to be a permanent resident for a year. So I am looking at two years
In the meantime, I am a doula - and loving it so far. I love these forums (and I really hope the nurses don't mind!), seeing the pros and cons of the job and learning a lot from the posts. I'm going to be attending some La Leche League meetings so I can be of great help to new mothers with breastfeeding. I'm also going to be looking for doula trainings that specialize in teen pregnancies.
Sorry to go on and on! Btw I am originally from Massachusetts, but am now living in London, Ontario. If you want, send me a PM! I would love to talk