The past year has been all kinds of crazy. I'd anticipated starting working with expecting families last spring and maybe considering taking my business full time again by now. Instead, I cautiously and slowly started working with clients again late last fall. Cautiously both for the sake of my family and the families I serve. The work I do makes a difference and I think every family should have that option without the ongoing consideration of extra risk.
So in late February I made the decision to be vaccinated for COVID-19. I know many people have strong opinions and mixed feels about both the illness and the vaccine. I'm not here to argue with you or convince you either way. For me, I am at peace with my decision. While I fully support the choice of others, I strongly believe that my risk of long term effects from the illness are much higher than the risks of the vaccine.
Part of my decision is also related to this work I do. I want the families I work with to be secure in the knowledge that this is one less risk factor to consider when they hire a doula. So last Thursday I went back the second time and I am now fully vaccinated!
Adina Nelson, CD(DONA)
I am a birth & postpartum doula and chlidbirth educator practicing in North Idaho.
She was there every step of the way for me and my husband...I thank Adina for everything she helped us with. She truly is a special person and we will be forever grateful for her! ~Erin