"Last night I had a dream that I was laboring in a strange place with people I didn't know, and I had no doula or midwife to support me... not even my husband. Some strange man was telling me what to do. THAT was scary"*
I'm afraid that too many birthing women have this experience. I have found it to be so important that we give women a better experience than that. In fact, one of Lamaze International's healthy birth practices is continuous support. You can read their recommendations regarding this at this link: Healthy Birth Practice #3
Some of my favorite experiences have centered around being supported and providing support during labor. I thought I'd compile some of my posts centered around support and post them. So here they are for those who are interested.
*This dream was sent to me by a friend of mine. You can find her blog at http://mamasandbabies.blogspot.com/