How is a doula like a wedding planner?

Fun article comparing doula care to wedding planning. I enjoyed it in particular because of my dad's response when he finally understood what I do. I explained how I help families prenatally decide what they want for their ideal birth experience, provide information about their options, empower them to ask for what they want/need from their caregivers, and on the big day, I help with practical needs, such as food, water, physical comfort, and helping to navigate if/when things don't go according to plan. He thought for a minute, and then exclaimed, "So you're a birth planner, like a wedding planner!" Exactly. :)

Joyce Dykema