How to Become a Doula: Balancing Your Passion and Self Care

By: Care Messer | Birth Doula, Doulas, Podcast | December 21, 2023

So, if you’re curious about the realities of being a doula and want some idea of what your life will look like, this podcast episode is a must-listen! Ashley and I talk frankly about the on-call life and keeping your family the first priority. Work life balance is one of the biggest challenges of doula life.

This work attracts people that have a heart of service and sometimes not the strongest boundaries. Doula work requires solid self-care and work on yourself to maintain healthy mental health and a long career. Self-work and self discovery is one of the largest topics we cover in our Doula Education Series(coming again in Spring of 2024). If you are living as a balanced doula, then the families you serve will be fully supported.

We go over the tools to make this a reality for you and share things you may want to get in place before beginning your career. We need more doulas and childbirth educators and we want you here for a long time! There is no need to compare yourself to anyone else – you are right where you need to be!

Let’s connect: Have questions or comments for this episode?

Work with Care or Ashley: 858-251-4204

About the author:
Care is the founder of the Birth Education Center, San Diego HypnoBirthing and Cuddle Sanctuary San Diego. She is a Birth Educator, Hypnotherapist, Birth and Postpartum Doula, INNATE Care Provider, Erotic Blueprint Coach and also professional Cuddler. She specializes in connection work between people and increasing self boundaries for a more balanced life together.


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