Brandi Desjolais, DOULA

What does being a doula mean to you?

Being a doula means serving as an anchor and advocate during a family's most vulnerable and beautiful moments. I give the support my sisters deserve as a manifestation of an ethic of love as resistance.

One reason a family should consider having a doula:

Families should consider having a doula, because doulas are a doorway to an entire network of perinatal supports.

Please share a story of one of your most memorable experiences as a doula.

One of my most memorable experiences has been going to the first birthday party of my first client's baby. I still remember the joy I felt seeing him walking, and knowing that I had been there for his first moments. The sustained feeling of connection to the families I support is one of the best parts of this work.

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