2015 brought loads of excitement for the Doula Group of Evansville. We were sad to lose Megan to Austin, TX, but we gained Abby in her place. We were able to help more families welcome their new littles into the world than 2014, and hope to continue that trend through this year. A special thanks to all the families that allowed us to attend their births in 2014. You are the reason we do what we do!
We have all learned so much through all of the births we have attended, things we could never have learned in a classroom. We've made friends at both hospitals and continue to develop a reputation of compassion, cooperation, and care with all of the doctors and nurses with which we have had the privilege to work. We are so excited for the changes that continue to be made at both hospitals! We are also excited to have been able to attend several home births! What a difference in perspective those births have given us!
2016 will bring many changes for the DGoE! Candice is set to become the first non-hospital-affiliated lactation consultant in Evansville. Hillary will be getting her Lamaze Childbirth Educator certification, and will start teaching CBE. Abby will continue her journey toward her nursing degree too!
We are excited to be helping with the establishment of the Ruby Grace Fund, which will pay for doula services for families that want a doula but cannot afford one. This has been more than a year in the making, and we are really looking forward to the possibility of serving more clients through this fund. Did you know that a previous client of ours is the catalyst and leader of this fund? She's an amazing woman, and we promise to publish the whole story of how this came to be at a later date.