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.