For a while, I went back & forth with a decision regarding my career as a doula. This decision was if I could live with myself after supporting a family through labor & delivery knowing that they planned on circumcising their son. On one hand, I want all mommas to have the best experience giving birth to their babies. On the other hand, it goes against my own morals and beliefs, and I’m not sure if I can push that aside so it didn’t effect the quality of care I offered to the mother & her family.
I did come to the conclusion that my morals aren’t disposable, even when a profit is involved. There are other doulas available who do not have these apprehensions and I have turned down clients but recommended other fantastic local doulas. I am very straightforward about my stance and have lost several potential clients because of it. I’ve been asked why it’s that big of a deal to me. Why lessen my target market just because I believe in something different? Well, it’s because my career as a doula isn’t about money, numbers, and becoming rich. It’s about spreading truth, empowering women and being able to use my beliefs and years of research to change someone’s experience for the better. I can’t do that if their beliefs clash with mine, nor would it be fair to them if I tried.
Now if you’re wondering why I care about this specific topic so much, check out this story by a regret momma named Chelsea Fields. I don’t want anyone else to feel what she felt when they handed her baby back to her. It’s so not worth it
Preparing for our first babysitter has me getting all crafty! 🎨✨
Did you know that intact men are actually the "norm?" Less than one third of the male population around the world 🌎 is circumcised. Here in Colorado, we have a 56% circumcision rate!! 😱Luckily that rate is falling every year! 🙌🏼
If you want more info on intact care or the benefits of the foreskin PM me and I'll send you in the right direction! .