Our doula Celeste arrived the fifth day after we took our girls home from Torrance Memorial. She showed up with what looked like a 300-pound black St. Bernard named China Bear. Celeste was pale and heavy and had black frizzy hair, a pointy chin, and a Roman nose. She was wearing a long black flowing skirt. China Bear waited obediently in the front of the living room while Gretchen, who hated all dogs, scurried away in our bedroom where she contentedly slept on our bed.