It's been said that doulas have tons of tricks up their sleeves...tricks to help labor be more comfortable, tricks to get through the long nights with a crying baby, tricks to make breastfeeding more comfortable.
Expectant Mother: "Do you have any tricks for helping me turn my baby into a better position for birth?"
I was sitting in my truck at a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway trying to get a nap. My seat was reclined back all the way and I imagine that the man who was walking up to his car parked next to mine did not notice me. He obviously DID notice my DOULA bumper sticker because he started laughing like a hyena saying, "doula! medulla oblongata! i love me some DOULA oblongata!" He was thoroughly amusing himself and he cracked. Me. Up! But it got me thinking- I know there are a ton of people out there who don't know what a doula is.
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