Birth Ambassadors, a New Book from Praeclarus Press, Describes Why Doulas Are the Ambassadors for the Midwifery Model of Care

Women who give birth the U.S. often find that it is very difficult, so many are hiring doulas to provide continuous labor support. A new book from Praeclarus Press, Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America, describes the work of doulas, the dilemmas they face, and why they have become theContinue reading “Birth Ambassadors, a New Book from Praeclarus Press, Describes Why Doulas Are the Ambassadors for the Midwifery Model of Care”

Birth Ambassadors going to press!

We are delighted to inform you that our book is on the path to publication.  We will keep you posted as to availability.  In the meantime, share the news with your friends!   From the Introduction When the word “doula” comes up in a conversation about childbirth, there are two typical responses: “What’s that, likeContinue reading “Birth Ambassadors going to press!”

Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman Supported Birth in America

Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman Supported Birth in America documents the development of the doula role as a newly emerging occupational niche within maternity care. It examines how the doula role evolved from a cultural practice of women-attended childbirth to a largely paid care-giving occupation.  It describes why women become doulas, theContinue reading “Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman Supported Birth in America”