Diary of a Canberra doula: navigating a different approach to birth

By Serena Coady
Updated January 20 2019 - 8:41pm, first published January 7 2019 - 1:00pm

Friends are a bit too easily rattled. Sisters are perhaps a little inexperienced. Partners, too involved. Your mum? They've been there, done that and damn, they won't shut up about it. Sometimes, when you’ve got new life tearing its way out of you, what you need is a stranger. Someone emotionally unattached. You need a doctor, a midwife and ... a doula?

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