My back went out this week, and I wanted to talk about self-care and doulaing!
We take care of families and mothers and babies, but do we take care of ourselves?
If your body is telling you to slow down- then maybe that's what you need to do - slow down.
Make at least a short daily routine - brush your hair extra long, take a nice bath in bubbles, or just take a nap. Choose something that doesn't take too much time. Weekly, get a massage or chiropractic adjustment - or whatever your body needs to stay in alignment more. For me it seems chiropractic works best. However, I like a good massage once in awhile too.
Another self-care idea - go for short walks around your neighborhood - hey, you might find someone pregnant! Anyway, take time to enjoy nature.
As far as finding clients go - for one short tip - get on a midwifery referral list. They are more likely to refer clients to doulas!
What are you going to do today for self-care?
And stop worrying - that is not good for your body - if you have worries - practice some breathing exercises!
Another thing you might want to consider is having essential oils from Simply Earth on hand. This oil company is a non-MLM and great place to get organic or natural oils: www.simplyearth.com
Another thing you might consider is taking an herbal class to learn more about herbs for your clients. (Taking classes can be fun and self-care!)
We recommend Hart Soul Healing's Mama Herbal course: https://hartsoul.weebly.com/mama-herb-class.html
All for today's blog - check back soon for more. Thanks!
This blog post is from Julie Larsen - originally appeared at doulamoney.com/blog