So, here's the thing, this entry was supposed to be my introduction to you of this wonderful profession that I have chosen. That I have made a substantial part of my life and that, hopefully, will one day be a part of yours. It was to be filled with facts and funny anecdotes of persons helping women and their partners through the sometimes trying times of labor and delivery. It was quite good too....
To make it extra special, I scoured the internet and researched over and over for a definition of this profession that would be easily digested to the everyday person. You know what I found? I found an amazing article written by the American Pregnancy Association that said almost word for word what my precious entry said. Well...I'll...be.....
So, in a fear of being overly redundant, I decided to provide you with a link to THEIR ARTICLE. I am a person who knows when to bow out...this is one of those times.
I will, however, like to reiterate one main thing about doulas and VIP Doula Services that may be brushed over a bit in that article. It is the fact that a doula, this doula, can support you through ANY type of birth you choose to have. From natural un-medicated birth to scheduled cesarean and all the paths in between. A Doula, this Doula, will be right by your side through it all. None of your decisions are the doula's business. We are trained to support you in whatever decision you make and answer any questions you may have along the way. No judgement. No over-talking or attempts to undermine your medical team. No "well I think you should...". Absolutely none of that. It is your baby, your birth, your experience.
THAT is the real Doula Difference.