Round the Circle: Experienced Doulas Share What They Learned the Hard Way is a popular doula anthology.
Are you a doula, a professional who supports women and their partners during the childbearing year? Do you feel called to become a doula because of your passion for women, birth, and babies? In Round the Circle, author Julie Brill gathers the wisdom of twenty-three established doulas who generously share what they’ve learned along the way, including Laurel Wilson and Tracy Wilson Peters, authors of The Attachment Pregnancy, Rivka Cymbalist, author of The Birth Conspiracy Natural Birth, Hospitals, and Doulas: A Guide, and Amy Wright Glenn, author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula.
Learn more about addressing fears mothers may have; encouraging the motherbaby bond; supporting religious and spiritual practices; working with orthodox Jewish families, LGBTQ families, teen mothers, surrogates, immigrants, and incarcerated moms; the pros and cons of attending the births of friends/family members; issues related to becoming personal friends with your clients; the doula’s role in planned and unexpected homebirths and cesarean births; supporting the family after the birth; building and marketing your doula business; and doula self-care.
Intended to be a mentoring tool, Round the Circle will prove interesting and helpful reading for anyone considering becoming a doula and for those already practicing.
Check out the CAPPA Radio interview with Julie Brill about Round the Circle.