As a Labor and Delivery Nurse, I worked in a hospital that did not have Doulas. I guess you could say that we functioned in that capacity. Doulas (with or without the name) have been around as long as women have needed help delivering babies--which is to say, forever!
I am thrilled to have as my guest, Dr. Mary Tilak form Highland, Indiana. She is a healthcare provider who has embraced the concept of collaborative healthcare from way before it was the "thing to do"!
Nurses have been the go-to people to get things done with little or nothing in materials or money for centuries, but until recent history rarely the people consulted to determine the future and direction of healthcare in general.