When you're on call for a birth:
🥤Hydrate - Your body works better when it's hydrated
🍲 Nourish - Your body benefits from fueling up with whole foods. Protein and fiber are your friends
😴 Rest - Go to bed early, sleep in, or nap whenever time allows. There's nothing worse than waking up at 8am, having no nap, going to bed at 11pm and getting called for a birth at 1am.
💆🏽♀️ Self care - Meditation, breathing exercises, massages, and float sessions are some ways that I like to take care of myself. Being on call is tiring and can make you anxious too. Take time to decompress before and after births.
Pack for YOU - New doulas ask me what's in my doula bag. 95% of what's in my bag is for ME. 75% of that are products that are meant to preserve my energy. Blanket, neck pillow, Vitamin B skin patch, food, and drinks.
Yes, I'm chugging this gallon of water that I've been walking around with all day. Lol
What are some tips you'd like to share about being on call? Leave a comment below.