Orange County, Ca- This year was a year capped by another significant event for Bj Snell. Besides opening a free standing birth center in 2009, she graciously accepted the nomination and award for Midwife of the Year 2009 by DASC, the Doula Association of Southern California. DASC is a local non-profit promoting “birth on the human experience and society at large”. They provide a supportive forum for maintaining professional standards, continuing the education of birth and postpartum doulas, and informing the public of the benefits of doula care*.
This award is significant because to Dr. Snell “it shows how much support and promotion of non-interventive birth that DASC Doula’s bring to the local birthing community….It just demonstrates the need for this (Out of Hospital Birth) not only in Southern California but worldwide”.
Please visit the DASC website www.dascdoulas.org for more information about DASC awards and local DOULA’s in your area.