The program I am working through in Honduras puts volunteer doulas in public hospitals.  The idea is that the presence of a doula will begin the process of making changes in the way women are treated.  It is a nice concept, and only time will tell if it will really work.  In the mean time, it does provide some comfort for women who would otherwise be left to manage labor alone. The problem for me is that I now have skills beyond childbirth educator and doula, and the staff of the hospital knows this.  This gives me a bit more freedom with what I canRead More →