There are a lot of reasons why I doula. The number one reason is: birth is exciting!
We've all heard that, "every pregnancy is different" - there is nothing but truth to that statement.
Every woman has expectations, hopes, fears and ideas of how her labor will pan out. Most of these thoughts are due to outside sources; television, movies, family, friends and even that frazzled mother at the park...
It's exciting for me to see the realization on an expecting parent's face when they discover their OWN birthing philosophies; one that is not swayed by anyone. Suddenly she is in control. Of her choices, of her providers, of her birthing location and especially her thought pattern.
These positive actions will lead to an outcome that is received and respected by herself; because she was in control and made decisions based on education and intuition.
That is why I doula. To be that pillar of education, support and love that defends your birthing philosophy. No matter what.