Many women know, and research confirms, that having an experienced female birth companion, who is neither a health professional nor a part of their social circle, can have a tangible positive effect on their experience of childbirth.
Why Doulas Matter is a comprehensive discussion of how a doula can offer expectant and new parents information and practical and emotional support to improve their experience of birth and early parenting.
About the Author
Maddie McMahon is a doula, doula course leader and breastfeeding counsellor in Cambridge, and has vast experience supporting new parents. She writes a blog about birth and breastfeeding issues at www.thebirthhub.co.uk