Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Preaching to the choir


Well, you'll probably find a lot of these kinds of posts 'round these parts, but hey. It's still good to share resources, particularly when a skeptical spouse or mother-in-law or someone else in your support system needs some extra convincing.

Anyway, I thought this was a very good, pretty thorough endorsement of doula care, with a nice breakdown of all the whats and hows and whys: A Doula: The MUST-HAVE for Expecting Parents.

I only have one criticism, though it's kind of a big one - be aware that she presents OBs as though they are the only option, with no mention of any kind of midwife, even CNMs. But aside from that, it's quite spot-on. And then again, truly, the places doulas are needed most are in hospitals, with OBs.

But you knew that.

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