Kate and I had an interesting conversation a few weeks ago about getting the perfect clients for us… and we truly have. From the clients who hired our team in the first place, down to which of us actually attended their birth, we both feel that we’ve been at the right births.
This blog post is a little about how our team works, on a more philosophical level rather than the logistics of it. Yes, we spend a LOT of time figuring out our logistics (“Can you take call next week so I can go out of town with my family?” and “Sure, I can email them back today!” and “What do you think about [insert any of the myriad aspects of running a small business here]?”) … but our partnership is bigger than that.
We GET each other. From our philosophy about birth (your body, your birth, your choices) to our sense of humor, we’re totally on the same page. This is actually one of the reasons we think people are willing to hire us as a team - we’re eerily similar. We can't count the number of times we've sent each other the exact same message at the exact same time ("cyber-cross!" as Kate calls it). It's freaky.
However, even with all of our similarities, we are also both quite certain we’ve attended the births we were supposed to attend. Whether it was decided by the call schedule or if we were able to choose which of us went to which birth, we’ve both felt a clear sense of rightness as we’ve walked into each client’s birth space. That makes us feel really confident in our approach to this sacred work, and seems to be a good option for the women and families we’ve served, too.
Now, whatever your thoughts are about how things happen in the world - whether it’s fate, a higher power, or complete coincidence - it’s working. And we love it <3