Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Demand for Doulas Grows

Good article from the NYT about the growing demand for Doulas in the NY metro area and the push for greater recognition.

Doulas, a Growing Force in Maternity Culture, Seek Greater Acceptance

On the morning of the day Marisa Pizarro gave birth, the usual tumult reigned in her apartment in Lower Manhattan’s financial district. Her husband, a music producer known as J Grand, in shower sandals and gym shorts, was busy tending to their toddler daughter, the financial news on TV and his iPad, where he was still rearranging tracks on a forthcoming release.

His wife, her contractions now 10 minutes apart, was almost an afterthought. But who could blame him? Ms. Pizarro had her doula, here