In becoming a doula, I realized quickly it was my mission in life to help new parents through this time. It is a calling in the deepest part of me. I originally am from Russia. Our culture there is to believe in a woman’s natural power to give birth. Imagine my surprise when I found out that here in the United States women are taught so differently. I want to help women understand that they have the right to choose from many options and guide them to find their own strength where it lies. WE are powerful.