It is funny, as a doula you would think that I am used to handling circumstances that are completely out of my control. But hopefully a doula who is worth her salt has some handle on the situation and knows basic steps to take, right?
Well, yes, and no. With every birth I see things that are common to all births, but with every birth I see the uniqueness of not only birth itself but also the mother who is birthing. It is a powerful and terribly humbling place to watch her courage, her doubt, her tremendous strength, and to see her come to that place of “un-control” where she ultimately surrenders to her body and to her child.