WE PROMISE TO LOVE YOU.
In doing [doula] work, I have been blessed to be direct witness to undeniable strength and innate courage in women that I never knew existed before. It is this same strength and courage that carries women through their journeys of parenthood. There is something so very special about birth. I am not really sure that I can pinpoint what it is exactly, but I can feel it deep within me. It's a sense of absolute humility and connectedness--it's as though everyone present at the birth of a human is swept with a sense of ease, wonder, and unity. Even in the most heartbreaking situations I have been present for, there is an air so thick with love that the heart can't help but be ripped open.
-Sacha Sauvé in In the Spirit of Homebirth