The word doula conjures up many different images for those who have heard of them before. Maybe a hippie with long gray hair, trails of patchouli wafting behind her as she heads down the bumpy dirt road to support a neighbor’s home birth. Well, that is true in some cases! But in this modern day and age, doulas come in all shapes and sizes, with a wide range of expertise, specialties and evidence-based training.

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