For the last several months I've had the desire to blog about the many topics related to birth that I'm so interested in and I figure that now is as good a time as any! Part of the reason I waited to start writing was because I wasn't sure what my inaugural post should be. Since I've crossed over that hurdle now, there's nothing holding me back anymore!
If you've clicked on the About tab on my site, you've learned a little bit of my story. However, there's even more of a WHY behind why I do what I do...
I do this work because it matters. I meet women where they are in some of the most fragile months of their life. Whether I encounter them prenatally or after their baby is born, I get to offer my unbiased support and expertise to try and make the transition into parenthood just a little easier. So often all a woman needs is someone to cheer her on and make her feel less alone. She needs someone to come alongside here and let her know that she's normal and give her the confidence to believe that she can do hard things. In the work that I do, I get to be that someone.
I see a major gap in how our society values and empowers women in the months and years from conception to early parenthood. Having your "Home Team" is vitally important in these stages of life. We've heard it said that "It takes a village to raise a child." and I agree wholeheartedly with that statement. I've been fortunate to be a part of a village for women in my life and I've got a tribe of supportive, loving people that make up a village for me. If I can be part of that for someone else - even in a small way - it is my distinct privilege and honor.
And ya wanna know a little secret? I actually don't consider it much work at all.