So here’s the thing…
No matter what happens, bringing a new baby into your life is a big deal. Whether your pregnancy is a breeze or a nightmare; whether your birth goes completely as planned or is a total surprise; whether caring for a newborn is the easiest thing you’ve ever done or the hardest; whether you birth or adopt or find yourself caring for a new little person in any other of the many ways that families are born. You just never know what will go “right” and what will go “wrong.”
Furthermore, very few people actually spend time doing the inner work to prepare themselves emotionally and energetically for the task of bearing and raising a child. We do our best. We read the books, we go to the prenatal yoga classes, we take the folic acid, we eat the green things. We work on what we can within our budget. But there is a whole world that opens up to new challenges once we make the decision to be a parent. Our priorities are challenged. Our boundaries are challenged. Our patience, beliefs, self-confidence and personal will are challenged. Not to mention navigating the medical system. And we’re expected to go through it like we know what we’re doing. The truth is, we’re rookies every day, whether this is your first or sixth kid – you’ve never lived this day before. Every challenge will be unique.
A Roadmap to the Highest Outcomes
If you approach becoming/being a parent as a truly multi-dimensional experience – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual – and seek guidance from trained and trusted professionals along the way, you will be able to make the most of one of life’s greatest miracles. Here is our recommended roadmap and timeline to help you make the most of it. The most important thing you can do is KNOW YOURSELF: what are your priorities? What are you willing to give up? What can’t you live without? The better you know what you need, the better we can support you. Alight Doula offers the best tools in the world to connect you to the kind of inner knowing that allows you to make the best decisions for you and your family, along with the practical support to get you through the days where everything is spit up!