So I think everyone who reads this journal knows that I'm a birth assistant - not a midwife, but an emotional support person for birth. I tell people sometimes that I'm a professional handholder, which is not far from the truth. What I suspect that some or even most of you don't know is that I am only one birth away from getting certified in this profession. This is an ideal circumstance for clients who might want my services - I have five births worth of experience, but I have not raised my rates as a certified doula.
Anyway. I've been thinking that this winter would be a wonderful time for me to do the books, papers, studying and examination aspect of certification, but it would be great to do that last birth beforehand. At the same time, I don't want to put up a gazillion flyers and get inundated with clients when I only need one more before I move into a different part of the process. So I'm asking you, all you lovely people who read my journal, to think about anyone you might know in the Boston area who is expecting a baby in the next few months and might be able to use a little extra support with the pregnancy and birth process. It could be a friend, colleague, sweetie of a sweetie, or cousin. If you think I might be a good fit for them, mention my name, or the idea of a doula, and see what happens. I would be happy to give a 10% discount to anyone who contacts me as a result of this post before December, and would find a way to show my gratitude to the referring party as well.
I don't generally use this journal for self-promotion, nor do I plan to do so more often in the future - this is kind of a special situation. Let me know if you think of anyone and I will surely appreciate it. You can also find more information about my work at http://www.uniquebirth.com
I now return you to your regularly scheduled book reviews and food posts.