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Maternity Matters: Happy World Doula Week

I'm taking a brief pause from my series on loss to bring your attention to World Doula Week. 

So what is a doula? 

Derived from a Greek word that translates as "to serve" or "women's servant" a doula is a trained professional who offers physical and emotional support to pregnant and postpartum women and their families. There are other amazing kinds of doulas out there (including abortion doulas who do INCREDIBLE work,) but for the purposes of this piece I'm focusing on...

Emma Basch