And ever has it been that love knows
not its own depth until the hour of separation
– Kahil Gibran
On Sunday, September 16th BADP doulas had their quarterly meeting and induction termination continuing education session alongside members of SFGH’s volunteer doula program. The induction termination doula support training covered a range of topics including timing and reasons for induction termination, an overview of the procedure, labor support including physical and emotional comfort measures, postpartum comfort, and doula self-care.
Supporting someone through a birth, abortion, or other reproductive event can be as physically, emotionally, and spiritually demanding as it is rewarding. That’s why doulas need to take good care of ourselves.
Here are some ideas our doulas suggested:
While you’re at the hospital…
When you get home…
How do you practice self-care? Leave a comment to share your suggestions.
Working toward a world in which people of all identities & families of all kinds have support in all their health care needs, with a specific focus on abortion