So as not to spoil it, I will leave it at that. One minute I am feeling so bad for this girl that I want to hug her, and the next I want to shake her! About the Author: Bridget Boland is a writer, yoga teacher, energetic healer, doula, and former attorney. Can Caro continue in her career? A doula best described as a mother to a mother, serving as emotional comfort and support through a birth is put on trial after a mother dies during childbirth and it's said she intervenes. A bit disappointed with the title of the book as I was expecting a story revolving around being a doula I am one and thought it would be more of an inspirational read, but it was really a story about the main character's trials and tribulations of growing up and finding a way to step out of herself and that person everyone expected her to be. Either way, it always means lives are about to change. I didn't know anything about doulas before I read this book - even had to go to Merriam-Webster to get the pronunciation right. When nursing school didn't work out, she became a doula, a mother-type helpmate for women in labor.
This book was good in that it has clarified to me what a doula actually is in layman's terms, a birth coach. The story is heartfelt and gut-wrenching and beautifully told. But isn't a live baby and a live mother the outcome of choice? For a doula, it resonates with eager anticipation. This book is about a doula who attended her best friend's birth. The main character does have her faults - chose to live too sheltered of a life, kept too many of her mother's secrets, and makes mistakes due to her emotions. It kept me reading and I found that there were a lot of lessons in it for me. I'm not saying it changed my opinion, but I think learning something new was one of the fun parts of reading the book.
If a book can touch me emotionally, teach me something about myself and also educate me on something I've never thought about before, it's a damn good book to me! I had just finished another book that she narrates where she is a teenager, so it took me a couple of chapters to fit her voice into this new role. If you buy into actress Ricki Lake's view of birth you'll love this. How long will the file be downloaded? But after that was figured out, the narration was wonderful. You can listen to the full audiobook Doula for free at audibay. In this poignant novel, Bridget Boland examines the sometimes contentious relationship between birth coaches and hospital staff and shows how a doula who intervenes during labor might save a life but then might also face medical and legal repercussions. That's one of the great things about this book, it is not as predictable as one would think. Disappointing because I wanted to know more about the training and practice of a doula since my daughter Laura will be using one for the upcoming birth of her baby.
I find the author's story fascinating. A doula best described as a mother to a mother, serving as emotional comfort and support through a birth is put on trial after a mother dies during childbirth and it's said she intervenes. There were a few grammar and spelling errors. . Fans of Jodi Picoult and Amy Hatvany will enjoy The Doula.
Raised in a funeral home, Caroline Connors saw her mother miscarry when she was just a young girl and realized that she had a calling. The Doula reveals fascinating real-life elements about medical ethics and holistic medicine, and dissects the big issues about motherhood, spirituality, loyalty, and loss. I bought this book thinking it would be informative about what it's like to be a doula. Child birth is a very personal experience and many people have passionate feelings about how they want their children brought into this world. . When nursing school didn't work out, she became a doula, a mother-type helpmate for women in labor. She grows up, becomes a doula, moves to be near her life long best friend when her friend is pregnant with her first child.
I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed this one and am surprised at the many negative reviews here. Reminds me how someone once told me that you are presented with the books you need when you are ready for them. I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway and was super excited to read it. Caro had to grow up before she was done being a kid and I really connect to that very similar to myself. Many of the reviews were negative.
The Doula is a novel that unexpectedly touched me and I think it will be one that I re-read often in future years. But the beginning was slow. The story was definitely slow to start and Boland is definitely a first time author in that she wasn't entirely comfortable in the realm of storytelling but her descriptions of birth and the trial scene were spot-on because of her real-life experience in those areas. As for the lawsuit against Caro, it brings up emotions and past circumstances that many people don't want to face. Caro is a person who feels t Carolyn Conner is close to her mother and family despite the secrets she had to keep. .
It also annoyed me as I read. Over and over again as a child grows, its mother must mourn the loss of who her child was as that little one moves ahead. All in all a good read. The Doula 2012 About book: I find the author's story fascinating. I may not pick it up to read it again however I would reccommend it to others. We emphasize the negatives of it, therefore creating a preconceived disgust and overall. This definitely shaped her life and maybe the flaws make her more beautiful and real.
When you come from a family of funeral directors, the telephone rings ominously in the middle of the night. There were a couple of points in the early chapters where the grammar the author used caught me and it made the flow of the book stutter. Maybe that's what the author was goi When I won this from the Goodreads First Reads Program I thought it would be an interesting contemporary novel which I suppose it was. They do the job that should be accomplished by the partner and many men just cannot do it. I also don't understand that.