‘Doulas-why every pregnant woman deserves one’ – this book is about birthing with a doula and how employing a doula can transform your birthing experience. Every pregnant woman needs a doula, no matter where you are birthing – home or hospital. Many caregivers (obstetrician or midwife) will very often tell you the opposite. A private obstetrician informed a client I am seeing that she did not need a doula as he would ‘manage’ the birth! Even midwives who are offering a continuity model of care, will tell women they don’t need a doula. this is very disappointing and highlights the lack of understanding about the role of a doula. The relationship a doula develops with a pregnant woman is very different from that of a caregiver. A doula offers true continuity of care physically, emotionally, spiritually and the trust that grows is unique. Women who do employ a doula, understand the importance of having someone they tgrust absolutely and who is going to support and advocate for them and their baby, should the need arise. A caregiver, who is representing our very flawed and broken hospital system, cannot tgruly provide this service. Many midwives find this extremely frustrating. This book can be purchased through our Birth Right website and will give you great insight into labour, birthing with a doula and how this can lead to a peaceful, hypnotic and enjoyable birth for Mum, Dad, and most importantly, baby.