Thursday, October 28, 2010

5 childbirth myths

Great Article titled: 5 Hospital Procedures That Ruin Your Birth

I do NOT like the title of this article, but there is some GREAT info inside...

5 Myths.
Myth 1: You need a monitor on your belly the whole time you're in labor.
Myth 2: Lying on your back is a good position for pushing.
Myth 3: You can't eat or you'll barf it up and aspirate the vomit.
Myth 4: You need to be told when to push.
Myth 5: A break in
contractions/labor stalling is a bad sign.

check it out. share your thoughts.

Monday, October 4, 2010

my sixth birth.

Mom was a trooper for sure. After laboring and not changing for hours, she agreed to a c-section. She made an informed decision and I couldn't have been a more proud doula at that point.

My role is to help women make educated and informed decisions about their labor/birth. And that is exactly what she did.
She talked with the Dr.
She talked with her husband.
She talked with her mom.
She talked with me.

We welcomed doula baby Gabriel.

10/4 good buddy. ;)

Friday, October 1, 2010

my fifth birth.

This poor mom had been contracting on and off for weeks. She was almost 2 weeks overdue.

What impressed me the most about this mom was her knowledge of the birth process. She took and accepted every stage of labor as natural. She breathed and rocked through contractions like a pro. Her husband was her right hand man. He held her hand and would breathe through them with her. It was so incredibly sweet.

We soon welcomed Surprise baby girl Makayla at 1:36pm.