What Comforting Touch for Doulas is REALLY About.

I hope this shot conveys my absolute love of teaching Comforting Touch for Doulas! It captures a moment in class when I was demonstrating what happened in one of my favorite birth video clips. In it, the father is supporting his partner during contractions with a hip squeeze. During a break between contractions he gets up to do something and before he knows it, before he's able to get back into "proper position", his partner's next contraction starts. In a pinch he ends up crouching down and hugging her hips (as shown above) which, as it turns out, worked just as well! I share this in class to inspire and nurture my students' confidence and creativity. So often, especially as a beginner, we

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