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Dearest Doula Podcast Episode 44: “Focus on WHY you got involved in Birth Work” Featuring Alyx Blauwkamp

Have you been thinking about becoming a birth worker, and are not quite sure how to start? Listen in to hear how one “newla” is doing it. Alyx Blauwkamp joins us in our most recent Birth Worker Feature, sharing her story, and reminding us all to remember WHY we do this kind of work.

Dearest Doula Community, Alyx shares her  insights and journeys on dearest doula today! Click HERE to listen on itunes or simply press play below!

 

 

Alyx shares with us her:

 

Elevator Speech and Origin Story

 

Moment of Struggle

As an aspiring doula, Alyx had trouble staying motivated throughout her pregnancy, and was surprised to find herself experiencing feelings of depression. Listen in to hear how she overcomes this, and how it plays to her strengths now. –

 

“I was meant to be right here, right now”

As Alyx observed a room full of women respond to one mothers testimony of hardship, she realizes the pain point that is her passion.

 

Biggest Strength & Weakness as a Birth Worker

 

Favorite Success Quote

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself”

-Albert Einstein

Recommended Resources & Interview Links

KellyMom

‘Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy’

-Pam Vredevelt

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You can connect with Alyx through her Instagram, @mittendoula.

Don’t forget- if you’d like to join in on weekly discussions with an accountability tribe featuring myself and other passionate birth workers, click here to get redirected to our accountability tribe page!

Sponsor

This episode was brought to you by the amazing folks at Cornerstone Doula Trainings– based in San Francisco, CA Cornerstone offers labor and postpartum doula training & certification, midwifery training, placenta specialist certification, and childbirth educator certification. Email them with the promo code ‘Dearest Doula’ to receive 10% off any training! 

If you enjoyed todays episode, I invite you to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. What you think matters, and I value your feedback. Until next time dearest readers, have a wonderful day 🙂

Sincerely,

Dearest Doula

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