The fact that you are here, at this website, may mean that you are looking for something beyond a typical hospital birth experience. Perhaps you've heard horror stories about unnecessary and unwanted interventions, inductions and c-sections. Perhaps your first birth was 'a nightmare' and you're hoping for a calmer, easier, faster birth this time -- if you want to help make changes to hospital policies, be sure to participate in the Letters Project and to tell all of your pregnant friends.
If you are uncertain about what hospital is best for your type of birth, please check the Hospital Project, where hospitals are rated by experienced doulas based on what services, protocols and policies are in place.
Perhaps you are here because you want your birth experience to be life affirming, rewarding and even enjoyable. This is your chance to feel empowered, safe and cared for and to have a better birth in a hospital, birth center or at home. The first step toward a better birth experience includes the support of a doula.