How did a scientist become a doula?

How did a scientist become a doula?

I entered undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois like so many others, with the dream of becoming a veterinarian.  During my years on campus majoring in Animal Science, several experiences pushed me in a different direction.  I took several classes focused on developmental biology and also a number of lab based classes.  The topics and experiments were challenging and exciting to me.  I decided to give research a try.  

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Parenting: A cycle of change

Parenting: A cycle of change

Calm down.

Calm down?

Why is my husband telling ME to calm down??  He has no idea what it's like.

Having this...thing... practically attached to me.  Twenty four hours a day.

HE gets to keep sleeping right now and I am awake.  Again.

He gets to leave the house in the morning.  He gets to go talk to grown-ups.  He gets to worry about more than just a newborn's bathroom habits.  

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