Not everyone who checks out my blog lives in or even around Washington, D.C. Some people live close to Alexandria, VA, or maybe Montgomery County, MD. Some of my friends and family live as far away as CT, which is where I grew up. I was feeling inspired to talk about how awesome it is to own a business as a doula and a childbirth educator right in the heart of Washington, D.C and the special neighborhoods I tend to work a lot in.
Take a look at this photo- aren't those houses beautiful?! And let me tell you, every house of every client I have worked with have beautiful homes. Capitol Hill is one of the neighborhoods where a lot of people choose to raise a family. They have an awesome community center called The Hill Center, tons of local shops and restaurants within walking distance (Ted's Bulletin is one of my favorites - adult milkshakes? Yes please!) and smart, city people walking dogs, shopping at Eastern Market, and building community in neighborhoods where despite the 'city feel' is like small town America.
Working as a doula here is an amazing opportunity- I have had the chance to work with so many different types of people; from lawyers for the government to professional photographers, from FBI consultants to local doctors, from active military lieutenants to public health policy makers- these women and their partners are all smart, unique, fascinating people who speak multiple languages, run 5k's, support important endeavors, and also happen to be pregnant!
Most people who live 'On the Hill' deliver at one of 3 hospitals- Washington Hospital Center, George Washington University Hospital and Sibley Memorial. There are many more hospitals in the DC area, but these three are the 'go to'. Do I have a preference? Yes! Will I tell you? Maybe a future blog post...
What about Capitol Hill do you think is special? Who is the most interesting person you have met?