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Spring! Birth is in the air...

I have another interview with a potential client. She's not due until September, I think, but starting early. She feels like she may want to switch providers and have a homebirth. She also has a nine year old son who might be interested in participating. It sounds like such a wonderful experience to be invited into! I'm really hoping that we hit it off and she hires me.

I'd like to give a special thanks to nedia782, whose post yesterday (sorry I didn't comment - I plan to!) served to remind me to keep my birth out of it. I'll admit that I'm one of those women who always seems to say, "My birth happened like this..."

It's not so much self-centered - well, ok maybe a bit. As a woman who loves birth, I'm always wanting to chat and swap experiences. But I have recognized this tendency in myself before, and I try to keep it out of my doula side. Such a challenge! I realized I slipped into old habits again at my last meeting, but this time I will try to keep it professional and stick to the client's birth. On the phone I did mention to her that I'd had the midwives she's considering switching to - she wondered about them and waterbirth availability. I also mentioned Eden was a water birth. Ok, so she knows I have background with that --- Now I can keep my mouth shut unless she asks me specific questions about my own birth! Thanks for the reminder, nedia782. :)

All fingers crossed? Good, thanks so much! I'm off to get ready. Hopefully I have time to clean out my car first...the backseat has become a toybox.

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nedia782
Apr. 1st, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
(hear ya about the toy box/backseat, lol) Congrats on another interview!!! It took me a while to stop talking about my births to clients, its hard!!! After the first meeting when you get more comfotable with each other it usually comes up. I think most women who are interested ina doula are also interestred in hearing and learning about other peoples birth experiences. But when you get into m ommy-mode I know how it goes, lol!! PLEASE comment on that damn post, lol!! I know I worded it wrong and dint mention ethics at first, but man Ihad to say it like 30 times before people stopped talking about thier sections!!!! Oh well, live and learn :) Good luck again, Ill keep something crossed for you!!! :)
ahavah
Apr. 1st, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I felt the interview went really well. And my births did come up, but she asked about them - and the ones I've attended so far, too. She's really interested in having a natural birth and a doula; apparently she didn't have the best experience with her first birth and wants to be in control this time. The mom and dad both seem really cool. They have one more doula to meet with, and said they'll probably call next week.

I will comment on your post! I need to try to get the baby to nap. She's sleepy and cranky that I left for so long. Yay for getting out of the house, either way!
nedia782
Apr. 1st, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
LOL!! We actually got to go to the movies last night, first time we went out by our selves in over a month, it was really nice :) Let me know what happens with these people, I hope they hire you!! :)
charv
Apr. 1st, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
Good luck! Hope the interview goes well.
ahavah
Apr. 4th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I felt it went well, but I was hoping to hear back from them already. :P
belou_luna
Apr. 4th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
that's so beautiful
How wonderful that the woman's son wants to help too. I can't wait to be a mom one day when the time is right.
ahavah
Apr. 4th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
Re: that's so beautiful
I know - that's why I'm really wanting to be contracted for this birth!

And you'd make a wonderful momma.
belou_luna
Apr. 4th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
Re: that's so beautiful
Ty & i can understand why.
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