Your friend's child has been diagnosed with cancer. How can you help? What can you say that will be supportive, not hurtful? Read through these suggestions written by a mom who has been through it.
The word doula is a Greek word that means "Women's Servant." Women have been serving other women in childbirth for centuries and have proven that this support from another woman has positive effects on the labor process. When a doula was present, women were less likely to have pain relief medications administered, less likely to have a cesarean birth, and reported having a more positive childbirth experience.