There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.
The journey through pregnancy and birth is one that is unique to each pregnancy and woman. There is nothing in this world that is more amazing than the creation of a child, and welcoming that child into this world.
"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."
John H. Kennell, MD
The role of a Doula is not to take over, or force her ideals, upon the mother. The Doula is to help and support the mother, so that she is able to focus on her birth and her new baby.
"You are constructing your own reality with the choices you make...or don't make. If you really want a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth, and you truly understand that you are the one in control, then you must examine what you have or haven't done so far to create the outcome you want."
Kim Wildner-Mother's Intention: How Belief Shapes Birth