Doula Logistics....

... the child care edition.

This is definitely my biggest challenge, the part I hate. Who will watch the kids?

I'm very lucky that my husband works from home so if he's in town, it's an easy question to answer.

But... sometimes he travels. For work, for church, for fun.

He's traveling twice this month. I have a potential client who could deliver while he is gone.

So, the child care hunt begins. Who will be able to pick up the kids from school if I get a call at noon? Will that person have the proper car seats? Will the kids wig out if someone they don't know very well is there to take care of them? Will that person charge a high (if fair) price to watch all 3 kids that, if the birth goes for the typical 12-18 hours, will make it unprofitable for me to attend the birth? I love my job and if love would pay mortgages and childcare providers, I wouldn't mind!

The "Emergency" C-Section

A friend found this at:

One part that made me laugh out loud is the description of a doula.... and the end!

Meet The Doula Night

Expecting in Pittsburgh?
Come to Heart and Hands Doula Service's Meet the Doula Night,
TONIGHT, Sept 14th
7 – 8 pm at the Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh 4070 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh 15217.

I'm the hostess (yes, with the mostest) and I can vouch for the deliciousness of the light refreshments.