Throughout history, women have been supported during pregnancy and birth by laywomen, i.e., mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and friends. It wasn’t until birth moved from home to hospital that women were forced to birth alone, surrounded by technology and medical staff rather than loving companions.
About Author: Teresa Fox Magri
Teresa Fox Magri is a homebirth mom and advocate, doula, and contributing editor for Midwifery Today magazine.
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