Why doulas get no respect. It’s not the science, it’s the culture.

The reason why doulas are unable to gain respect from the press, the obstetric community and the public is that their primary goal of providing emotional support to women during childbirth is not valued by our culture.

Chapter 4 Excerpt from Birth Ambassadors

Being a Team Member: Doula Strategies and Nurse-Doula Interactions This excerpt highlights findings from Christine Morton’s sociological research on the history and experiences of doulas in the United States. The methodology is described in the book’s Appendix. As outsiders to the hospital, yet as self-professed insiders to labor support, doulas employ several strategies as theyContinue reading “Chapter 4 Excerpt from Birth Ambassadors”