The Benefits of Midwifery Support
Universal Health Care & Doulas
May 5 is International Day of the Midwife.
As a doula and a mother who has given birth to three children under the care of midwives, I’d like to celebrate midwives and the work they do. I’d like to talk a bit about what midwives are, what kind of care they provide, and where doulas fit into the picture for those who chose to give birth with midwives.
To End Stigma and Discrimination and Empower Birthing People Globally, We Need More Doula Love!
April 7th is World Health Day. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) theme is Universal Health Coverage.
I thought I should underline this day because the WHO is promoting women’s health in such meaningful ways. In February 2018, the WHO published a new guideline on intrapartum care. I find this very encouraging for doulas.
The month of March begins with Zero Discrimination Day (March 1st), and March 8th is International Women’s Day. In honour of these days, we thought it worthwhile to look at some of the various realities in which birthing happens across the world, and some of the challenges still faced by many.