When You Start as the Photographer and End up as the Doula
When Cherie's birth photography client asked if Cherie would be the third layer of backup doula support, she agreed--how likely is it that the third backup doula needs to be called in, really? Sure enough, though, Cherie ended up unexpectedly supporting her client as both doula and photographer, facing questions that are all too familiar for doulas: how much longer can I keep going? Am I doing enough to support this family? How can I take care of myself at the same time?
If you want to connect with Cherie Seah, you can find her on Instagram @EarthShineDoula and her website is EarthShineDoula.com. You can also learn more about the Asian Birth Collective at AsianBirthCollective.com
Resources Cherie recommends to doulas who find themselves facing situations similar to her own include Spinning Babies (SpinningBabies.com), and Birth Monopoly (BirthMonopoly.com).