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Doulas, Power, & Obstetric Violence

What kind of power do doulas have to advocate with their clients in the face of obstetric violence? Using examples from my own doula practice and scholarly research, this presentation will discuss ways that we can take action with our clients and ourselves as doulas to take on obstetric violence and the trauma it can cause. If doulas want to change things, we have to understand our place within the current systems, so we can take the most effective action without causing further damage or disappointment to our clients and ourselves in the process.