Elisabeth Williams has been a doula for two years is passionate about helping women transition into motherhood. Having interviewed mothers of all ages, she understands how pivotal the time surrounding birth and the mother's view of that time can affect a woman, even decades later. After 60 years, the oldest of these mothers still vividly remembered how they were treated in labor and whether or not they felt heard. Having a doula means that there is someone to listen to the mom, focus on her physical and emotional needs, and help her to have positive memories of birth, even if there are complications that prevent birth from going according to the couple's plan. Elisabeth is the mother of children ages 18 years to 8 months. She is also a registered nurse. Her long-term goal is to become a midwife, but without losing the personal relationship with families that a doula has.