Here is a post by another midwife and it's a real eye opener. I fall in line with her thinking on this one...
"When I meet a doula, whether she has been one for a long time or just beginning, invariably, I hear the phrase, “I really want to see a home birth.” The next thing that comes out of her mouth is often, “Can I go to a birth with you? I’ll be quiet.” Or something to that effect. Having been a doula for many years before ever attending a homebirth, I totally understand the desire. Especially when the births she sees, one after another, are the typical, energy-suck, lack of empowerment type.
While some homebirth clients will hire a doula, in my experience, they are few and far between. If she brings a doula along on the birth trip, I really enjoy it. I’ve often said there’s enough work to go around for how many hands... read it here
Doulas and Homebirth
by Binah Baby on July 19th, 2010
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