When women come on my doula course, one of their main concerns is how they will be perceived by midwives and other medical staff when they work as birth doulas. I can honestly say, that in the years that I’ve been a birth doula, I have never had any problems with the midwives that I have come into contact with. To be quite frank, we are all aiming towards the same goal; for this woman and her family to have a positive birth experience, and by working together, we hope to achieve this.
I do have five tips though, that I would like to share with you and I hope you will find them helpful.
So, these are just a few things to consider but the biggest thing you can bring to a birth is a big warm oxytocin-filled smile!
Kicki Hansard is a member of Doula UK, however any opinions expressed on this blog are personal views and not necessarily the view of Doula UK.