I love being a doula! I love being a part of something greater than myself. That's one of the things that drew me to become a musician; playing together with others to make something we couldn't make on our own is a fantastic experience!
That's not completely analogous to birth, in that, in the best of circumstances, a woman could give birth all by herself. If things went as they should, she doesn't need anyone around. But for her and her husband or father of her child to CHOOSE to share it with her midwife or OB, her labor nurse, her doula, is something special, something like coming together to make music.
The fact that I have two outlets to be a part of something greater than myself is a blessing to me. I love being the doula and the musician!