I can't say enough about good authors;
A good book can make the real world disappear for a while,
it can make you dream,
it can transform you into someone or something you could never imagine,
it can truly alter your perception of reality.
The thing about good authors though,
is they often stretch and bend the truth to make things more dramatic
or entertaining; even if it is based on real events.
It has been asked, more times than I can count now,
if we (as birth doulas) will provide you with a birth story.
For years this has been a norm, most birth doula training organizations actually train you how to do this and make it something of a ceremony to give it to a family in a beautiful written form.
While in theory, there is nothing wrong with this idea, actually many families treasure these beautiful accounts for many years...
We have no desire to alter your reality.
There are so many variables and us giving our personal perspective can greatly change your perspective.
Perspective is huge.
Something we may view as incredibly traumatic, you may see as no big deal.
Can you imagine the surprise of a new mom realizing something was really intense to someone who is supposed to be an expert in normal, to someone who is their steady constant rock of support?
We don't want to alter your view of your birth.
This is about you.
Your experience and all that YOU view it to be.
We won't be your authors.
We'll leave that up to you!
Jessica Anne Dill