This is a series highlighting folks who identify as Radical Doulas. Are you interested in being part of the series? Go here to provide your responses to the profile questions and I’ll include you!
About Michelle Craig: I am a married mom of 3 kids in Dallas, TX. I am a proud supporter of the lgbt community. I am also a supporter of a women’s right to choose what she does with her body. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, on facebook, and on the web.
What inspired you to become a doula?
The empowerment of birth. How one can connect within themselves during childbirth. The emotional toll it takes on women.
Why do you identify with the term radical doula?
Pregnant family’s of all backgrounds straight, single, gay, trans, lower income, all deserve to have a support team. They deserve to have the right to information regarding procedures, the right to quality care, and they deserve the right to have unconditional love and support through their journey!
What is your doula philosophy and how does it fit into your broader political beliefs?
I believe that all people no matter what back gourd deserves the right to a informed, empowered, and supported birth. Because if you are connected to your birth then you have a better chance at being an amazing parent.
What is your favorite thing about being a doula?
I love being apart of something so spiritual and scared in someone’s life. Empowering them to believe in themselves.
If you could change one thing about birth, what would it be?
That everyone deserves the right to have a supported and loving team during labor. As well as a right to informed decisions.