Birth of the Virgin, a fresco by Juan de Borgoña, (1509-1511). This fresco can be found in the Chapter room of the Cathedral in Toledo. He was a Spanish painter, originally from northern France. In this picture you can see a tranquil postpartum scene. The mother has a halo and the baby girl has one as well. There are several doulas helping the new mother. One doula is feeding the mother. Another is holding the baby near the mother. A third gets ready to swaddle the baby when the mother is ready. You can see a tiny infant bed on the floor which looks just like an adult bed. While women assist the mother, men discuss the birth off to the side.
Tags: Doulas in Art