"There are times when we'll call each other after a birth and just totally decompress. Because it's hard work, and it's really emotional work," says Sherri Morris, one-half of the Doula Chicks.
Christine Hererra sits under a collage of photos of her three children. Although being on call makes it tough for her to commit to family functions, she says her family is always there for her and supports the occupation she chose.
Morris, sits under family photos in the home of her business partner Herrera. The two work as a doula duo, and Morris says she spends more time with Herrera than she does with her husband.
Paige Brodock, a Doula Chick client, and her 10-day old baby enjoy a feeding break. Breastfeeding support — along with postpartum and antepartum support and childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, and prenatal yoga — are some of the services provided by the pair.