I’m gonna whore myself out a little bit…..

20 May

So the other day, Blogger went down for maintenance. Just as I was finishing up an update about my super secret news. Which got deleted. *sigh* So I’ll have to rewrite it sooner or later. I have a couple things that I want to get around to writing about (and soon my super secret news…), but for right now, I’m going to do a shameless business plug.

So if you read my blog, you’ll know that I am well on my way to becoming a doula. The only thing standing in my way right now is my births, which I have two lined up for later this month and in July. I’ve got almost all my reading done (literally, I am on the last part of a couple of books), and I need to do a survey of the childbirth classes available in my area, but I am this close to getting my certification.

I took a big leap and already started getting things ready for my own small business. I still get all excited thinking about the fact that I am going to own a small business. So I figured out a name…which I was stressing over for a really long time…but ya know, the thing about stuff like that, is it just comes to you. Which it did this time. I started thinking about what I wanted to do as a doula, and my personal goal is to make sure mama is as calm as she can be. So!

Calm Mama Doula Services!!  (you can find my website at that link)
Calm Mama Doula Services Facebook business page

You can also find me on twitter @calmmamadoula.

I know right?! Aren’t you excited too?!?  I’ve been trying to make a list of all the stuff I need for an information binder for my clients to borrow during their time as my client. I’m also trying to put together my intake and confidentiality forms. I also have business cards that I need to get printed!!

I also have a ton of not fun business things to take care of…like signing up for an LLC (or obtaining?), and getting a business bank account, and getting everything set up so I can have a productive business. I also have to figure out how I’m going to pay for some things that I want for my “doula bag”…..I found some awesome stuff at this website called Your Doula Bag, which I’ll probably be buying from (and after my certification I can write off as a business expense!).

So you guys, if you read my blog, go like my fan page for my doula business! If you have any friends living on Oahu, who are pregnant and looking for a doula, point them my way! I know that not all doulas and clients fit together — it’s just like building a relationship.

I’m just so flipping excited!

OH! And can I just say how much I ADORE my husband for being so supportive of what I’m doing? Technically, he’s helped me get my certifying clients, which I very much appreciate. He’s been pimpin my business on his facebook. He’s been helping me with reviewing my forms and information. He even sat down and helped me make my business cards! Aren’t I super lucky?! The answer is yes. Yes I am.

So there it is!! Almost the official start of my new doula business. I know the business isn’t going to be pouring in right away…which is fine with me…it’ll give me some time to get everything together. Plus, I don’t want a bombarded business…I want to be able to function, and still be able to spend time with my family.

I can’t wait to share with you my super secret news guys, and I can’t wait to get started on my doula venture.

<3

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3 Responses to “I’m gonna whore myself out a little bit…..”

  1. PaceFamilyGirl 21 May, 2011 at 16:26 HST #

    awesome! good luck with your doula-ing! I am also on my journey and cant wait to get it all started!

  2. Mrs. Obie 21 May, 2011 at 16:34 HST #

    Thank you so much!! I am very excited to get this adventure going!And good luck with your doula-ing journey as well! It is a very amazing feeling I have right now. And starting after my certification, I'm going to be working towards being a postpartum doula, breastfeeding councilor and childbirth educator. This is very much what I was born to do. <3

  3. Alice Turner 08 June, 2011 at 17:24 HST #

    Make sure you follow us on Facebook so that you get the heads up on our sales. Happy Doula-ing, Alice (Doula and Owner of http://www.YourDoulaBag.com)

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