"No other natural bodily function is painful and childbirth should not be an exception. Grantly Dick-Read, a British Obstetrician, gets credit for spreading the truth about natural birth. Birth is Natural, Normal & Healthy!
Choices in Childbirth is a non-profit organization that strives to improve maternity care and birth experiences by providing access to information about the range of choices available regarding where and with whom to birth. So often we hear from the women we work with that the decisions they made about their birth environment and the people that they invited to share in their birth experience all fundamentally affected the outcome of their birth and their level of satisfaction.
So many people think that doulas only help a certain type of couple, like those having home births or choosing unmedicated births. It's really not important to me what my clients choose, but that they feel supported in their choices.
I wish more people knew how to do this. So many people responded so negatively to me when I miscarried my first baby. Now that I am pregnant again I pray that any woman who has gone through a miscarriage will never go through one again.
Whatever way birth happens, it is your rite of passage into motherhood, and that passage is to be celebrated and cannot be taken away from you. Every mothers birth experience is valid, and an act of courage.