Twas the night before birth-day
And all through the house,
Not a sound could be heard
‘Cept the click of a mouse.

Could this be it?
She wondered softly to herself,
As she Googled “pictures of mucus plugs”
Quietly, with stealth.

Her hospital bag was packed
Weeks in advance, with care.
She now placed it in her trunk
In hopes baby soon would be there.

She moaned with each labor pain
And woke her partner from a dead sleep.
They quickly made the phone call
That would bring some relief.

Then what to their wondering eyes should appear?
Their Heartland Doula!
Here to reassure them
And ease all their fears.

Their doula stayed by their side
Supporting continuously to the end.
An expert, a comfort,
Better than any best friend.

For their doula, without bias,
Supported all of their choices.
Without worry of judgment
They felt empowered to use their voices!

Their birth was amazing,
And if you want that, too,
Call Heartland Doulas today;
We’ll do the same for you!


About Kate Herzel

Kate Herzel is the co-owner of Heartland Doulas alongside Stacy Ash, and together with their combined 20 years of experience and 7 doulas, they help people have really amazing birth and postpartum experiences. In her spare time, Kate enjoys cooking with her kids, brewing beer with her husband, and entertaining for her friends.