As we celebrate doulas this month, let’s not forget that the work we do is HARD! Every now and again, we need a little inspiration. How about a 74-year-old world renowned midwife giving a TEDxTalk on minimizing fear of birth?

Ina May Gaskin, founder and director of The Farm Midwifery Center, winner of the The Right Livelihood Award and author of several books including Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta, Spiritual Midwifery as well as a guides to childbirth breastfeeding gave a wonderful presentation last year called “Reducing fear of childbirth in U.S. culture.”

Watch, be inspired, and share so that others may be inspired as well!

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— Adrianne Gordon, CD(DONA)