This is part of a series called “I wish I had known Darla when I had a baby” so expectant moms can find me before baby arrives and invest in their health and their family with a postpartum doula. These are Chayla’s words.
“Knowing Darla for almost 3 years, I am so happy to have her in my life, and to know such a beautiful woman. I wish I had known her prior to my twin boys first being born.
Truth be told, I never really knew anything about postpartum doulas until I met Darla and she told me what she did and how she helped moms. When you become a first-time mom, it’s life changing. When you become a first-time mom to twins, it’s kind of a blur at first. You learn as the days come and go.
We were so thankful to have the help from my husband’s parents the first few weeks. However, they don’t live in Warman, and reality set in when they have to head back to Prince Albert and go back to work. Both sets of grandparents live in Prince Albert. Our close family and friends live an hour away. It was just us here and my sister and her husband that we knew at the time. It got really lonely, and you wish you did have someone to come over so you could quickly run a errand or shower or just catch up on house work.
Then I met Darla when I needed models for my gel nail course, and still to this day I tell her over and over, “Man, I wish I knew you when the boys were first born,” just to have that helping hand makes a world of difference! You’re my person I know I can lean on, and vent to. So happy to have you in my life, and my boys are always so happy to see you when you come over!”
Find out more about how I can support you as your postpartum doula here.