Episode 66: "Nice Doesn't Mean Competent" - Choosing Your Care Providers Wisely With Brooke Lonergan

Today I had so much fun chatting with another one of our local Sacramento doulas, and friendBrooke Lonergan of Birthlight Doula . Brooke is a birth and postpartum doula trained through DONA and certified by Heart and Hands. She is also Rebozo certified, a Lactation Consultant Assistant and has doula support training with Hypnobabies. She fell in love with birth and the prospect of being a doula through supporting women in my life who courageously ventured into parenthood. Watching them develop, transform and stand in the uncertain world of child bearing and rearing has inspired and shaped my experience of our culture and life. She is also a devoted woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother and ultimate birth nerd who embraces, explores and loves life. As a doula, she partner with parents to listen, educate and empower them to make the necessary decisions and create experiences that serve their unique needs & desires throughout their pregnancy, birth and postpartum times. In her episode we chatted about many things, including:

  • How an unexpected heart surgery caused her to turn her life and career upside down
  • The realities of doula work - it's not as glamorous as we think!
  • How having her own baby changed and enhanced her doula work
  • The importance of choosing your maternal healthcare providers wisely
  • How just "seeing what happens" during birth is really a false statement
  • The beauty of knowing that sometimes there is more to learn from our kids than to teach them
  • The importance of remembering this is a season
  • The importance of following your own instincts
  • Find YOUR people
  • And so much more!

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