Where does my birth passion come from?
I've always know I wanted to be a mother. My first career choice at the tender age of 5 was to be a babysitter. With the birth of my baby sister, the love of children grew. I've know I wanted to work with babies, but didn't find my true passion for the birth profession until I became pregnant with my daughter.
After some research and listening to great advise, I found a birth doula who fit my plan beautifully. My goal was to have labor start on it's own and birth without augmentation ( pitocin, epidural, etc.). After fighting with a very pushy midwife (not the gal I wanted to be my birther :-P ), I was able to achieve my goal.
Not everything went according to plan, but I set in my birth plan options and made changes when they were warranted.
I hope to help others reach their goals too. And I'm hear to tell you, I had many naysayers telling me my birth goals were unattainable and to face the facts.
The facts are, you can do anything you set your mind to. Lets get that mind set and have a beautiful birth!