Week 18 – still on call

Week 18 – still on call

I have just had my first full week on call waiting for my client to go into labour. Its an odd feeling needing to be ready to go to her at any point, while at the same time trying to get on with my postnatal and massage work and the rest of my life. So my approach has been to ensure that the car has enough petrol; not to have any alcohol and to make sure that I am no more than an hour’s journey from S (my client)’s home. I also check regularly (obsessively?) that I have a charged phone battery and a reasonable phone signal.  My heart races a bit every time my phone rings!

Meanwhile I have had two days’ this week in training  – both around multiple births/ parenting twins.  I attended a workshop for doulas run by Mars Lord   – a/the go-to woman in the doula community for any issue relating to twins. I also went with my daughter – whose partner was at work – to  an ante-natal workshop for the parents of twins and triplets organised by TAMBA – the Twins and Multiple Births Association. I loved them both. As I feel at the moment I would happily spend the rest of my life learning about birth-related issues