Nilda Villacres, an expert in public health in Ecuador, is also a single mother of a 30-year-old son who was born with cerebral palsy. Despite the difficulties, she feels fortunate to work in a profession that helps her cover the costs of the people who accompany her son during a good part of the working day. … [Read more...] about How To Support Those Who Provide Assistance To People With Disabilities?
Why Do Some Women Want Doulas to Accompany Them During Childbirth?
Among future parents, the “doula” – a Greek word that means “servant woman” or "women's servant" – is increasingly popular. Who are doulas and what accounts for their popularity? A doula is someone who provides the support and understanding necessary to make childbirth an enriching and personalized experience. In many countries doulas meet a need that traditional maternity … [Read more...] about Why Do Some Women Want Doulas to Accompany Them During Childbirth?