One of the best things we discovered while researching bus conversions and skoolies was a group on Facebook called Skoolie Nation. The information, support and guidance from this community is so wonderful. Everyone is in a different stage of the process and has a lot to offer. When we posted a picture of when we bought the bus dozens of people liked and commented with their congratulations and support. Whenever I have a question I go there first to get the information I need. Don't worry fellow skoolies, I search before I make a post to make sure it hasn't been answered already.
This month I had the opportunity to represent the documentary Why Not Home? at the Midwifery Today conference in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Getting to talk shop with all the midwives, doulas and birth workers was such a great experience. I also got to promote my doula co-op, Two Hands Birth Services and meet some local midwives that I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting until now. Getting to talk about home birth and midwifery for the weekend got me thinking about my own path to birth work and where this journey as The Nomadic Doula might lead. I have entertained becoming a midwife in the past but hearing about all these different birth workers journeys make me wonder. It also makes me sad that home birth is such a minority of the births in this country when so many passionate midwives are dedicating their lives to pregnancy, childbirth and home birth. Did you know, less than 1% of babies born in the U.S. are born at home.