She waits.

One week from the launch of our big campaign for World Doula Week, we have something heart-warming to share with you this morning: a poem by Glenys Janssen-Frank on the special role of a doula.

She waits with me, Patiently,
In a world that doesn’t wait.
Willingly, in a time that doesn’t give.
With Kindness, in a place that is frightening.
With Laughter, that melts away my fear.
With Strength, that reminds me I am strong.
With Song, to welcome my baby today.

This beautiful poem was penned by our Doula Coordinator & Supervisor, Glenys Janssen-Frank, as one of our clients was induced and supported by one of our volunteer doulas over for four, long days. A timely reflection on the role of a doula and the support she can provide ahead of the launch of our fundraising campaign for World Doula Week, which begins next week.

Read more about our work at Birth for HumanKIND supporting birthing women experiencing socio-economic disadvantage here.

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