Hi everyone! I just joined mybestbirth.com after finally watching "The Business of Being Born." I'm currently in the process of becoming a certified birth doula through DONA. I am also doing a tutorial about religion and childbirth at my school. Instead of writing papers, I'm keeping a blog!
If you are curious about the certification process, or want to hear some thoughts on religion and childbirth, give it a look! You are the first people I've shared it with (besides my professor). DONA's website (dona.org) has all the information you need to become certified. It's really not too complicated, but it still might help to read how a real person is doing it.
Since it's semi-academic, I may spend a lot of time being critical. For example, in my latest entry, I sort of criticize the Bradley Method. I actually loved the class and think it's great, but I'm also trying to engage some social and cultural issues. At the same time, I am trying to make the blog accessible and personal. Check it out, comment, and let me know what you think.