(Italiano qui)

 

A newborn baby needs so much care

His body and brain are new

He may feel afraid of the life ahead

His experiences are few

 

His mother knows he’s delicate

Her loving arms can’t wait

She must respond quickly, with compassion and thought

Tomorrow could be too late

 

Neurons fire and the baby’s brain takes shape

The mother is a super hero without a cape

She massages, listens, smiles and cooks

Not one need is overlooked

 

For a baby who knows his voice is heard

Is a baby who will speak

And a baby who knows someone’s got his back

Is a baby who will seek

 

The baby cries on his mother’s shoulder

Like he would never do with any other

Because the mother is his very safe place

Free of judgement, full of grace

 

The mother knows her baby is new

And needs support to find his way

In this big new world where some things seem wrong

A mother shows her baby that he is strong

         And his mind capable.

 

And one day the baby will wake up and realize

That he has found his place

It just took time, support, and understanding

and the right amount of space.

 

He’ll take his first steps without holding hands

He’ll hold his head up high

He’ll thank his mother for believing in him.

And then that baby will spread his wings

           and fly.

 

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A newborn mother needs so much care

Her body and brain are new

She may feel afraid of the life ahead

Her experiences are few

 

Her doula knows she’s delicate

Her loving arms can’t wait

She must respond quickly, with compassion and thought

Tomorrow could be too late

 

Neurons fire and the mother’s brain takes shape

The doula is a super hero without a cape

She massages, listens, smiles and cooks

Not one need is overlooked

 

For a mother who knows her voice is heard

Is a mother who will speak

And a mother who knows someone’s got her back

Is a mother who will seek

 

The mother cries on her doula’s shoulder

Like she would never do with any other

Because the doula is her very safe place

Free of judgement, full of grace

 

The doula knows the mother is new

And needs support to find her way

In this big new world where some things seem wrong

A doula shows the mother that she is strong

          And her mind capable.

 

And one day the mother will wake up and realize

That she has found her place

It just took time, support, and understanding

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and the right amount of space.

 

She’ll take her first steps without holding hands

She’ll hold her head up high

She’ll thank her doula for believing in her.

And then that mother will spread her wings

and fly.

 

 

 

Written with love by

Anne Kathryn Rice

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