I'm also reading The Doula Advantage. So far, it's a great book, but I'm only on chapter 2. Chapter 1 informed the reader about doulas and why they are necessary during labor.
A doula is a professional who provides emotional, physical, informational, and practical support for the expectant, laboring, or postpartum mother. She does not perform any medical tasks but actually complements the medical birth team. (p. 6-Italics were placed by me for emphasis. I have often heard people saying they thought doulas performed medical tasks-checked a cervix, etc. They are their for support.)There are three types of doulas:
If you are pregnant, plan to get pregnant, or have already had children, I'd encourage you to read this book.
Did you have a doula for your pregnancy and/or labor?
What was your experience like? Are you a doula?
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