I have been mastering the art of double doula-ing. No, I am not talking about mom's having twins. I'm talking about two moms moving into one space so that I can support them both at once. I would never ask them to do this, it's their idea.
It is much easier if their contractions are opposite of each other in timing. Then I can support through the pains one at a time. Unfortunately this is not usually the case, which leaves me trying to massage/focus on two women at once. It reminds me of trying to pat my head and rub my stomach at the same time.
I feel rather silly looking, rubbing two backs at once, but I'm glad to be there for them. I think it is time to train some more doulas to come along with me.