Week 12 – exam results

Week 12 – exam results

And now I am officially a competent massage therapist. I received the results of my written exam and passed that as well. Found it very hard to keep a smile off my face all week.

For the past month or so I have actively been making contact with other doulas locally and nationally. Facebook seems to work for this in a way I have not appreciated previously and both my local FB group and the national one have already been helpful sources of information, support and work – one lead last week has lead to some new post natal work this week. I am also joining other networks and went to a Positive Birth group in East Dulwich. This involved around eight pregnant women/midwives/mothers/doulas/ hypnobirth trainers/ antenatal trainers (most in more than one role) plus 3 1 yr olds and 2+year old .  It was a lovely atmosphere which took me back to the best times with my NCT group after my son was born.

The one downside of a great week was having a cold which meant that I had to cancel one session with my new client – on the basis that the last thing a parent needs when struggling with a baby who will not sleep is for that baby to get ill. Difficult –  I felt guilty (and less importantly realised that there is no such thing as sick pay for me now).

More positively on the doula front my first client has recommended me to one of her friends who I will meet next week. And I have finalised my business cards and postcards and these have been printed and delivered. This has by and large been a brilliant week and I really love my life at the moment.