"Lexington Medical Center was the first in the Southeast to start a doula program. As a doula, Helen has been present at births for 15 years. Remembering her own labor helps her do her job.
"'All these things that I do with them that I wished I had someone to just guide me, show me, this is what's going on with your body. Don't run from it; it's okay,' Helen said. She moves, often without being asked, massaging mom's painful back, moving her into different positions. The movements help get the baby positioned properly..."