This week, I attended my first meeting with the Pikes Peak Regional Doula Association, and will be an official member after next month’s business meeting. I also just signed on with the local Birth Network chapter, and will have a listing in their 2010 resource guide for Colorado Springs.
I am really excited about joining PPRDA! I’ve met several of the doulas, and hope to join the mentoring program, so I can learn from all of the wise women who belong to this organization. I’m also incredibly thrilled about the opportunities for Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), since I’ll need to obtain at least 15 in the next three years to maintain my labor doula certification.
The reality of all of this is finally hitting me. Pretty soon, I hope to be attending at least two births a month, and teaching independent childbirth courses. I especially can’t wait for the opportunity to teach at the local pregnancy center. After all, this is one of the top three reasons I have for becoming a doula in the first place.
In the meantime, I have an over-abundant number of links I want to share with you, but I decided to limit it to five tonight.
- Colorado Springs Cesarean Rates ~ Examiner.com
- When Research is Flawed: Management of Post-term Pregnancy ~ Lamaze International
- Understanding Research Series ~ Science & Sensibility
- What SUV’s Can Teach Us About Maternity Care ~ Science & Sensibility
- Cesarean vs. VBAC: A Dramatic Difference ~ Preparing for Birth