Down To Birth Blog

Who’s the Boss of Your Birth

Doulas are among the hardest-working people in healthcare. And they are often drawn to the work because they’re deeply loving, giving and empathetic. Whether she herself is also empowered is the question. If she is not, then being your advocate will be accompanied by whispers, worries, glances over the shoulder. What will that convey to her client? This doula was demonstrating pure support and kindness, while also reinforcing the fallacy that doctors can tell a client, a woman in labor, a fellow human being whether…

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