WHY A SISTER?

A LONG TIME AGO, IF YOU WERE PREGNANT, YOUR SISTER OR SOMEONE FROM YOUR COMMUNITY WOULD PROBABLY BE THE PERSON TO HELP YOU HAVE YOUR BABY. SHE WOULD UNDERSTAND YOU, NOT JUDGE YOU, AND HELP YOU MAKE THE BEST POSSIBLE DECISIONS. THESE DAYS MANY OF US LIVE FAR FROM OUR ACTUAL SISTERS AND IT IS HARD TO GET THAT KIND OF SUPPORT. A BIRTH SISTER IS A PROFESSIONAL WHO IS TRAINED IN CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION, LABOR SUPPORT AND POST PARTUM CARE. SHE HOLDS YOUR HAND, LISTENS TO YOU, RESPECTS AND TRUSTS YOU. SHE CAN HELP YOU MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS AND OFFERS: CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION, SUPPORT DURING YOUR PREGNANCY,  HANDS ON COMFORT AND ADVOCACY DURING YOUR BIRTH AND AFTER THE BABY IS BORN.