When I talk about my profession, I hear this question asked a lot. There are two very different schools of thought when people talk about cost of your doula.
It's a "normal" practice in the placenta encapsulation world for your doula (who may or may not be trained and certified in placenta encapsulation) to support you through birth, pack up your placenta and take it home with them. This blog is going to talk about why I in no way and in no circumstance will take your organ home with me.
This week I had the opportunity to take a call with Prodoula. Prodoula is my professional doula certifying agency. They have been a huge help throughout this process of becoming four star certified.
The call was a last step toward achieving my labor certification. I was also pleased to hear that I had passed the child birth education test with flying colors. This means that I am officially four start certified! I am currently certified in birth, postpartum, placenta encapsulation and child birth education!
So what does this mean for my clients?
Saying it out loud makes a lot of people squirm.
Trust me! Introducing myself to people and saying "I'm a doula and Postpartum Placenta Specialist!" You would think I had just said that I'm secretly an animorph (which would be awesome btw!)
It's different, it's up and coming, and it's confusing to a lot of people.
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