I had a lot of fun recently when I spoke to Western New York doula, Tara Withey, who has been a doula for 10 years and is the mother of 7 children.
Tara had so many interesting things to say about being a doula, and she shares these points with the knowledge and wisdom that only come with experience. She clarifies what the role of the doula is (and how this can often be confused by outsiders), how doulas still have a role even when mom chooses an epidural, what her greatest skills as a doula are (this one included a special bonus skill that I cracked up about), and more. Plus, she has some really great advice for new doulas that you won't want to miss!
If you're looking for a down-to-earth doula for your birth, connect with Tara, she offers her doula services at Birthing By Design.
Bonus: Tara also shares the three essential tips she offers new moms which you can access here.