Serving as a postpartum doula does not always lead to a positive outcome. Kolb shares the challenges of being a doula when a stillbirth or other trauma occurs.
Learn about the inception and growth of the European Doula Network, which started in 2011 and continues to grow.
Doula Penny Simkin discusses the positive impact that doulas have on birth outcomes. They provide a unique form of labor support that is different from that of other caregivers involved in the birth process–but complements the roles of others. Simkins describes why this is so.
In order to feel protected during this time of neocortical inhibition, some modern women naturally prefer to rely on a doula.