“Unlike a husband, mother or friend, doulas are professionals who devote their lives to supporting women during this vitally important time in their life and they have lots of knowledge about different birth options. Doulas bring with them the experience of seeing a wide array of different birth outcomes so they are flexible, rather than rigid, in their expectations. They do not bring into the birth room any fear of birth, or their own personal history with the birthing woman which may impact on her birth.”Read More
At 25 I was the first of my close friends to have the opportunity to welcome a baby into this world.
I was ready. I had already served two operational tours of duty in Afghanistan leading a team of men in the search of improvised explosives, how hard could this be?
I was sure the birth would be simple in comparison however, nothing in the world can prepare you for the experience of helping your loved one bring a new baby into this world.Read More