- There is the right fit for every woman and I am not always that right fit
- As my friend and fellow doula Val Peterson has said many times, "There are births that you are meant to be at and others you are not"
- For every birth that I am not supporting, another fantastic San Diego-based doula is, and I am so happy that a family has found the doula who felt right
Within the first two months of this year, I interviewed with eight women who were looking for doula support for their upcoming births. Of those eight, four of them hired me and four of them found a better fit. I'll confess that when I heard back from three of them in a row that they'd chosen another doula, I couldn't help but ask myself why? Was it something that I said or didn't say? Did I talk too much? Did I leave out helpful information? Did I have spinach in my teeth? The more I thought about how the interviews went, I was reminded of what I've believed all along since starting down this path of doula work: