Imagine a world that didn’t have modern day medical tools that are so commonly used in childbirth. That would mean no epidurals, or pain medications! For some women the thought of that is daunting but what would we do in that world. What if I told you that in this world with no pain medication there was a woman or person that could offer you physical support to help ease your pain during labor. This person is a Doula! The doulas role is to make sure the woman has a rewarding birth experience, by staying with the woman throughout labor. For example the world you are birthing in is a post apocalyptic world and your spouse or husband had died or needed to stand guard to ensure your safety. A woman wouldn’t want to be in this situation, would she? Doula’s understand the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor. Having a doula by her side would allow the woman to feel comforted that she was not alone in this situation and that she had someone that could help her through this journey emotionally and physically.
Would you want a doula in this situation? How about in the world we live in today?