Carrie sat across from her doula Maxine, both excited to be in each other’s company and begin the steps in preparation for the birth of Carrie’s unborn baby. Carrie nervously listened as Maxine explained when to contact her, the differences between early and active labors, and comfort measures. Maxine paused and asked Carrie what childbirth education course she would be taking. Carrie was taken aback…what? A childbirth education course? Wasn’t . . .