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The Doula by Bridget Boland

The Doula

by Bridget Boland


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In the powerful tradition of Chris Bohjalian's Midwives and Jodi Picoult's Handle With Care comes a riveting debut novel about a doula, trained to support women and their families during childbirth, on trial for her best friend's death.

Raised in a funeral home, Caroline Connors saw her mother miscarry when she was just a young girl and realized that she had a calling. Unlike her family, who guided souls on their way out, Caro chose to bring them in.

As a doula, Caro spent years providing comfort and emotional support to women in labor. But when her best friend, Mary Grace, experiences complications, she makes a quick decision, taking the baby's life into her hands as her lifelong friend passes away. Now, charged with medical malpractice by Mary Grace's husband, Caro must endure a trial that threatens her professional future, questions her identity as a doula and friend, and forces her to confront a dark past that she's been hiding from for years.

In this poignant novel, Bridget Boland examines the sometimes contentious relationship between birth coaches and hospital staff and shows how a doula who intervenes during labor might save a life but then might also face medical and legal repercussions. The Doula reveals fascinating real-life elements about medical ethics and holistic medicine, and dissects the big issues about motherhood, spirituality, loyalty, and loss.


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  • Published: August 2012
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T072368
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