11. No sense of humor. If you tick them off, sheesh…..
Here are some of my favorite tweets from the doulapocalypse. We have a few categories:
And, last but not least, The Confused:
Christa T. Palmer is a mother of 2 small children who lives in Colorado. She worked in the corporate world for more than a decade, but she was laid off the day after returning from maternity leave. Since then, she has worked as a freelance writer.
I think I may start describing things I don't like as "a little offense" from now on.
Being a bitter, assholey bitch doesn't mean you're wrong.
Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, a whole new crew of crazy doula bitches chimes in.
This is the problem with hippies. They take themselves way too seriously. Also, patchouli.
This whole kerfuffle reminds me of when I was a young nurse and wanted to work in OB and eventually become a midwife. I spent (not even) a year working as an OB nurse and ran the hell away from all this craziness. Seriously, you are all crazy – the nurses are crazy, the mothers are crazy, the doulas are crazy, the doctors are crazy, the dads are crazy, the lactation consultants are super crazy, the extended family is crazy. Just a big crazy clusterfuck.
I experience far less crazy dealing with medical providers and families taking care of people at the end of life, than at the beginning. Hell, I experienced less crazy working at an abortion clinic and walking past protesters every day. And that is saying more than you can ever know.
I'm thinking people took offense quickly because its a well known fact among doulas that there are many crazy ones who call themselves doulas while actually not really being one.. They accidently get hired because the mother forgets to ask the doula questions at the interview to decide whether she's a normal person or if she is a crazy person who has never attended a birth but is saying 'hey, I'll help you and support you!".
I've been asked by random people if they can shadow me as a doula. It calls for an immediate "no"! A good doula is great, a bad one can be avoided! Not saying I'm 'good' ;) okay I totally am.. Especially when I'm being compared to a doula pushing placenta encapsulation! I'm so not in the know! I should encourage clients to swallow those pills! JK (no offense to those who take the pills, I just don't endorse them)