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Penny, the Doula Guru

It was a delight to spend Saturday with Penny Simkin in Chapel Hill, NC. Penny is a hero in the doula field and one of the founders of the doula movement. I attended her all day training about the impact of childhood sexual abuse on pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Very insightful and has me thinking about exploring more trainings to ensure all women have services to remove or shift trauma out of the birthing experience.