02/11/2015 06:08 pm ET Updated Feb 11, 2015

Doulas, A Growing Force In Maternity Culture, Seek Greater Acceptance

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On the morning of the day Marisa Pizarro gave birth, the usual tumult reigned in her apartment in Lower Manhattan’s financial district. Her husband, a music producer known as J Grand, in shower sandals and gym shorts, was busy tending to their toddler daughter, the financial news on TV and his iPad, where he was still rearranging tracks on a forthcoming release.

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