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When I first started out as a Doula, I packed everything but the kitchen sink in my birth bag. I had books, massage tools, and a bunch of other things I can’t even remember now. Along with all the stuff I had, I also picked up wish list items whenever I could. Things like specialized acupressure tools sworn to save my hands, and little trinkets with goo in them that were meant to help distract a mom from contractions. (Yes, you can laugh at that last one!)
I can't sleep. It's been a few weeks of these Braxton Hicks contractions, and I'm tired. I roll over in bed and text my Doula about how annoyed I am, how I can't get any rest, and tell her I'm so ready for this pregnancy to be over. I close my phone screen and lie down, closing my eyes for a moment.
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