I can’t wait for you to read Nurturing the Family! I created it as a tool to identify the needs of growing families and provide tangible solutions and strategies for the people who serve them. That may be birth or postpartum doulas, but it also includes grandparents, midwives, doctors, visiting nurses, early interventionists and anyone else wanting to support families as they grow. The needs of families and the profession of doula support have evolved in the years since the first edition. This book reflects those changes and is enhanced by the contributions of authors who offer insights into their areas of expertise. Their collective voices join those of the many parents and doulas who have offered me their wisdom. Read. Learn. Support. Be the difference.