Birth - the initiation ritual of motherhood - is a life-changing experience. A mother's satisfaction does matter; it's more than just having a healthy baby and mother. Being prepared and supported is key in a satisfactory birth.
A doula provides educational and emotional support, as well as promoting physical comfort. I am certified with DONA. I have been a doula at 12 births: ten hospital births and two homebirths. Two of the births I've been to were VBACs (vaginal birth after c-section).
I am not currently active as a doula.
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