When my daughter, Mayan, poured out of me, body shaking from shock, exhilaration layering my skin, Marqui, my doula, my sister, my friend was beside me, putting water to my lips and feeding fresh fruit into to my body.
Before her, I never truly understood how important a Doula's role was. Because of her, I am a staunch advocate for all women having access to one. Having a doula was like having a personal guide to my own inner power. Because of her, I was able to feel every moment, of every part, of my transition into motherhood (again).