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Did she grab everything from her home?
Kiss goodbye her kids, her family.
Her client has started her labor,
she will meet with her clients midwife
at hospital prior to the birth
to be there at onset of struggle.
At E.R. they met as the struggle
had driven the new mom from her home
labor pains point towards a birth,
a lonely woman without family,
yet at her side Doula and Midwife,
her new family, a family of labor.
They hurry her to a room to labor.
"I am scared." she whispers through her struggle.
Doula massaged her, nurse talk midwife.
"All the world's women here, your birth home."
the Doula says, "They are your family."
Witnesses to your story of birth.
The Doula turns on music for birth,
Peppermint oil, soft music for labor,
feel the love, the love of our family.
Breath with each Doula breath, the struggle,
and soon you will hear a cry for home
positioned with Doula and Midwife.
Centimeters forward the midwife
moves the baby, to ready for birth,
makes sure the babies head is at home
in the pelvis for active labor.
Doula prepares the Mom for the struggle.
Generations trained as if family.
Doula's hands a fingered family
creates sphincter comfort for midwife
as Mom squats and breaths through the struggle.
Memorable moments crowning the birth.
Mom exhausted from her long labor
as new life cries for warmth, a new home.
Each family starts with glorious birth.
Midwife trained in the art of labor.
A Doula's struggle to return home.