Friday, July 2, 2010

What I Am Doing Lately....

I am in the process of making a newrevampedsuperawesome blog, but until then, just read this and I'll disappear for awhile again :)

Lately, instead of writing, I have been reading. A lot. Reading so many things that past-me would have thought my head might explode from all the reading. Unlike past-me, however, I am actually SUPER interested in everything I have been reading about lately! Here is a rundown of how my thoughts went in the last few months...

I know I love babies and children and have been that way since I was a child myself.

I know I want the best for babies and children.

When I was pregnant I was researching different methods of labor and I quickly opted out of a scary hospital birth. Then I started learning.

Maybe I will be a sonogram technician?

Nix that- too many men come in for ball scans. Can you imagine scanning balls all day? Puke. And how would I feel if a low-risk mother came in for a sonogram every week, for no medical reason? Puke.

Maybe I will become a midwife?

Nope- Too much responsibility and schooling. Maybe later in life though, after some experience.

If only there was something I could do that all it would require is for me to study and learn on my own, but not take up every minute of my day (have to look to the future- I want kids and I want to be able to give them plenty of attention) still be able to help people (mainly women. Mainly pregnant women), and help me feel like I am part of something. Like a movement. So, I am now studying to become a Doula. This way, I do feel like I am a part of something. A movement towards better birthing practices in the United States. As long as I still live in this country, I have to strive to make it better, and helping educate women on something that the United States doesn't educate us on is how I am going to do it.

There are not many doula classes around here! I did find one starting in October in Austin though, and right now that is where I am aiming to go. In the meantime though, I have books to read, and blogs to learn from, so I will go back into my quiet corner.

Thank you Marcy and Cristina for all that you write about and teach me. There are lots of other blogs that I have been reading non-stop, but they are mainly through you two. I have been reading your blogs since I was 16 years old. That's 6 years! You two have had quite the impression on me. So for realz guys- thanks :o)

....back in the quiet corner for now...

*Lacey Jane*

1 comment:

Criss L. Cox said...

*feels warm fuzzies all over*

I am SO EXCITED that you want to do this, because you will be awesome at it.

I started taking Bradley classes, and the instructor mentioned that the C-section rate in North Texas is 50%. Sadly, it looks like this is not a very natural-birth-friendly environment... BUT THAT'S WHY WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU!