Posts tagged "doula"

Mommie Dearest: Doulas Should Be A Birth Option For Everyone, Not A Status Symbol

The New York Times, once again, is on it. Much like their report on midwives as a status symbol that appeared in their style section a couple of years ago, they've again turned their focus on the birth world. And this time, in a piece from last week, they're zeroing in on doulas. For those…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / February 21, 2015

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Many, many people are guilty of revealing too much information on social media. certainly am. But sometimes those tweets and status messages that we might write off as best kept private are actually doing a larger service to those reading along. Such in the case, I think, with new mom Ruth Iorio's decision to liveblog her home…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 9, 2014

Girl Talk: I’m A Doula

Usually, when I tell people that I’m a doula I get two questions. The first: How do you spell that? And the second: Isn’t that like a midwife? The concept of doula, at least in the way I use it, is relatively new. The word itself comes from ancient Greek, meaning “helper” or “woman slave,”…

By: Miriam Zoila Pérez / October 6, 2010