Meet Myra McKeon
When did you first learn about doulas?
I learned about doulas about 4 years ago, after a co-worker of mine got pregnant.
I was obsessed with listening to "The Birth Hour" podcast. They mention doulas in a lot of their episodes.
What advice do you have for families looking for a doula?
Interview multiple doulas and trust your intuition. It should feel like a very special relationship.
What do you like most about being a doula?
I love watching the parents meet their baby for the first time. It is one of the most beautiful things to experience and be a witness to.
Describe a doula's role.
A doula is there to comfort, coach, advocate and equip the parents for pregnancy and labor.
Favorite birthy quote?
"In this way, every birth is a natural birth: each of us is part of nature, not separate from it, and nature is always stunning in its variety. Your birth, then, is a part of the natural world, however it unfolds." - Lauralyn Curtis