Published in Law and Health Weekly, May 29th, 2004
She had been in acute pain for hours when Sawa Ade arrived at Fairview-University Medical Center in Minneapolis to help her. Mohammed was so tired that she begged for a caesarean section, even though her Somali culture frowns on the procedure.
"Sawa, what is this'" Mohamed asked. "Am I dying'"
"Don't worry," Ade replied.
As a doula, a Greek word meaning a woman's servant, Ade set out to make Mohammed comfortable. She walked with her, helped her take a hot shower and got her a cup of tea,...
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