Being the Quiet Midwife/Doula in the Corner

Listening to Michel Odent, Sarah Buckley and Pamela Hines-Powell, I think about the quiet midwife in the corner of a labor room. The one who’s knitting, attending to the laboring woman or older children, or simply sitting quietly.

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About Author: Ana Paula Markel

Ana Paula Markel is a mother, doula, childbirth educator, doula trainer, birth diplomat and international speaker. Ana founded BINI Birth, a space for support and education for new families and birth professionals, on the principle that giving birth is an intimate, normal and highly individualized process that, when coupled with the right preparation, can be an incredibly positive and life-changing experience. Ana lives in Los Angeles with her husband and four children. Her first two births were cesareans, followed by two successful VBACs.

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