Who's a Doula?
Although the Doula profession has only existed since the 1960’s, women have been filling that role for as long as humans have been giving birth. “Doula” is a Greek word that basically means “woman servant”. In a sense, if you have sat by the bedside of a laboring friend or sister, held her hand, rubbed her back, you were acting as a Doula. And probably even more of us have listened to a new mom cry or air her frustrations over a difficult transition to parenthood, watched her