A Snapshot into the Life of a Doula

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World Doula Week (WDW) began in 2011 with the purpose “to empower doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and psychological health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the postpartum period.” WDW is observed annually and internationally during the spring equinox from March 22 through March 28. During this time, I share about my passion for being a birth doula and strive to raise awareness of the benefits of doulas to expectant families through social media posts and shares. Check out this piece I wrote during WDW 2015 for From the Womb to the World, Walk Like Thunder: Finding the Power in the Strength of Women. I was asked to talk about why I became a doula, what I love about the families I serve, and what a typical week in the life of a doula is like.

Nakia Hansen