So here's the thing. We are women. We are strong. We can handle anything that's thrown at us. We work multiple jobs, attend school full time while raising children! We are absolutely incredible. We can achieve anything we put our minds to all by ourselves. But, knowing that you CAN do it alone doesn't mean you HAVE to do it alone.

Doulas have been around since the beginning of time. You, the birth-giver, are our primary focus. Having the proper support during labor and delivery can only increase your chances of having a satisfying birth experience. In my humble opinion, everyone should have a doula!

Humans have a habit of self-grouping. We find comfort in those who look and sound like us, and those who remind us of our upbringing. Society has a habit of generalizing the social aspects of groups; however, as individuals, we can also undoubtedly find several differences between ourselves and those who look like us. The medical field also has a habit of generalizing the biological functions of groups of people. Failure to progress, a known determinant of unplanned c-sections, is one of those unrealistic generalizations held by medical professionals across the United States that directly negatively affecting the black birthing community.