This was an Empowered Birth. They were able to make the best decisions they could for their family, with the circumstances that presented themselves. This birth, even with it’s unexpected turn, was a chance to heal.
In 1970, the C-Section rate nationally was just 5.5%, in 2014 that number had risen to 32.2%. That's a staggering increase. Are there really that many more people needing to have their baby born surgically?
Choosing the right person to provide support at such a sensitive and important time in your life is not so hard as one might think—trust your intuition. Here are a few doula interview questions to get you started informing that gut check
Yep—I’ve never met a pregnant person who preferred a three day induction over an efficient eight hour, “let’s do this” sort of birth. But most people seem to think there’s little they can do to help ensure they have a smooth labor.
By spending more time with mom and not getting whisked away for a bath, newborns benefit. “A delayed newborn bath was associated with increased likelihood of breastfeeding initiation and with increased in-hospital breastfeeding rates."
I can tell you that our clients are generally very excited with the mood effects. 91% of our clients report at least one of the following mood related benefits: increased energy, better mood, feeling more balanced, less times of weepiness, decreased feelings of sadness or reduced anxiety.
Each of the doulas on this team is kind, compassionate, nurturing and has a heart of gold. They are eager to meet and support new parents and parents to be in going through a pivotal time in their life. I am so pleased they have agreed to join Calm and Confident.
Doulas take the pressure off dads. We can easily remember all of those positions that were taught in class and when some might be a better choice than others. What to do for over the top back pain? The doula has you covered.