Don't blame the doula!

Dear careprovider,
I want to begin by saying thank you for caring for my client. As a doula, I completely respect your medical role in keeping my client and her baby safe. I have, however, a few things that need to be said. This comes after nearly 10 years of birth work and a range of "interesting" interactions with colleagues such as yourself. I'll be as delicate as I can. ;) Here goes....
If my client chooses to decline an intervention - please don’t blame me. I don’t tell my clients what to choose, I just support them in their choice.
If my client doesn’t trust you - don’t blame me. Your relationship with my client is not my responsibility. I understand it's not the easiest thing to build rapport with a complete stranger while they are in the throws of labour, but again, not my problem. This is an unfortunate side effect of a fractured medical system that doesn't put women first. I will stand with you in advocating for...
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