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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Book 16/50: A Doula's Journey

I'm still decompressing from my conference this past week so today I'm sharing a quick review of a doula book I read. I know birth work isn't for everyone, but this novel was interesting.

A Doula's Journey by Hazel Tree was the first novel I'd read about doulas. It's the story of Joy and her path to becoming a doula. Like a lot of doulas, she feels called to it, a pull she cannot ignore. The novel, written as journal entries, also deals with her personal life and the transformation she undergoes as she delves into her past.

Joy's journey is maybe not like every doula's journey but it's beautiful. Her learning, transformation, and insights along the way were aha moments just like mine. Having the book written as journal entries appealed to my sense of order (in that it was chronological).

I'd recommend this book to anyone thinking of becoming a doula and those already doing it. I'm always looking for new books to read so tell me what you're reading these days! Oh! I also found a book club and can't wait to talk about our first book, A Rosie Project. Book clubs aren't just for old people.

Up next: Your Logo Is Irrelevant by Michael R. Drew


  1. Have you read Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant? The protagonist has one of the most unique voices I've come across in a novel. And it's a Canadian book. Double yeah!