the enormous gap in this article was explaining why women need them: they way the medical community manipulates women into agreeing to procedures they don't want that may not be medically necessary. They rely on ignorance for compliance. So doulas get the crap for doing exactly what they are paid to do...interface with hospital staff while the mother is busy laboring! Dealing with hospital staff is enormously intensive even when you're having a hi-tech birth..like moms aren't a little occupied. Besides the fact that nurses are rarely present as support during labor, and OB's never!
I'm soooooo sorry the nasty doulas interfere with their routine of fetal monitor, epidural, (keep quiet and stay in bed), don't eat or drink so you get weaker, and here's the c-section if you take too long.
This article made me so mad when I read it yesterday I didnlt feel up to posting it.
Today's WSJ article on breastmilk contamination. Virtually no defense that even contaminated BM is STILL better than formula. Frickin' frackin' WSJ. And you know what I REALLY want to say.