“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” (Rajneesh)
When filling in an application form have you ever seen there in black and white the occupation of mother? Have you ever been asked what you do and when you reply that you are a mother how has the response been? Have you felt empowered in your motherhood or seen as not a part of the real working world? How are mothers treated where you live? With reverance, with acceptation or something else? How do you treat your own mother? If you are a mother how are you treated? Why is this?
Mother’s work is often the hidden peice of the puzzle that fuels our society. Where do all those future workers come from if not from the womb of their mothers, raised by hidden hands, spoon fed, wiped and prepared to enter the world at large. And who is there to help these women assume the mantle of motherhood? Who assists the modern woman in the transition from maiden to mother?
A Doula could be the answer. It is time to work together to support each other and nurture each other in our journey to becoming whole human beings.