I listen carefully as women speak about their fear of giving birth and the courage it will require. At times, it seems women think that fear and courage are mutually exclusive; that if they feel afraid they will not be able to act courageously to give birth in the way they might hope. Recently I was at a baby shower for a doula client. Each woman was asked to tell her last birth story in three minutes.
About Author: Shellie Moore
Shellie Moore has worked with hundreds of women as a childbirth educator, doula and doula trainer for Seattle Midwifery School and independently. She and her husband have two grown children and live on Whidbey Island, in Washington, where she directs a nonprofit organization called Pregnancy Aid.
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