birth | Fort Worth: The Perfect Partnership
When I first started out as a doula, it was instilled into me that doulas work alone.
That I WAS my business. If I were to get sick or hurt or have a family emergency, my clients would either do without or have to make-do with a doula they’ve never met before. It wasn’t until I was considering quitting doula work due to burn-out (which happens to be just a couple of years in this field) that I discovered the concept of a partnership.
You see, living the doula life can be hard. It means being on-call all of the time. If a doula is booked solid, as I am, it means living on-call for months at a time. That can be so, so hard on family- missed birthdays, school plays, even Christmas mornings! Having a partner takes the sting out of full-time doula work by having someone to share the load with. And, it has many benefits for YOU as well!
- No random back-up doulas at your birth. Someone you know and trust, someone you’ve spent months getting to know, will be there for you on your big day.
- A well-rested doula! With the ability to share a call schedule, or call in a partner to take over when needed, it ensures that clients always have a fresh, capable doula at their disposal.
- Continuity of care- if I have to hand you over to my partner (who you already know and love), I know that she will step in and make it a seamless transition.