Martha has a unique gift and it is making feel people around her at ease. This is key for a Doula, she needs to be calm and transmit that sentiment at all times. With her you can feel this from the very first meeting and throughout every phone call. Making you feel that you are not alone on this, especially because not everybody in your family is going to support you with the idea of a natural birth. It is good to be able to talk with somebody that believes it is possible. During labor, something as simple as rubbing my brows constantly was very helpful.