Thankful Thursday - A Doula's Gratitude - Guest Bekah Saunders, Homestead Mama - Birth Services

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Bekah Saunders, I am a Birth & Bereavement Doula serving North Idaho and Eastern Washington. I started my journey into Doula work a little over 2 years ago, and it's become such a great way to serve those around me and my community as a whole. Serving families in the childbearing year and beyond is such a blessing. I will forever be thankful for each family that chooses me to be on their birth team.

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Today, on THANKFUL THURSDAY, I am so thankful for all the birth workers here in Kootenai County, Idaho and around the world who are committed to caring for Mothers, Fathers, and bringing babies into the world. Midwives, Doulas, OBs, Nurses & Lactation Consultants all have such a huge influence on their communities birthing families. Being a birth worker is wonderful, enlightening, and passion filled. But it is also an extremely difficult task sometimes. Births are LONG and exhaustion can set in, sometimes you need to support families through the loss of their child. And sometimes you have to help a family process a traumatic birth experience that they didn't plan or want to happen. I am thankful for all of the people committed to coming alongside families in these beautiful times but also in the difficult times. The service minded professionals who show up to hold space for new life, new babies, new mothers and new fathers. Thank you for serving our community members the way that you do! We appreciate you!

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~ Bekah Saunders, Homestead Mama – Birth Services