Spontaneous labor begins from a combination of fetal maturity and the physical and emotional readiness of the mother. This concept makes apparent the benefit of labor in regards to neonatal health- the onset of labor demonstrates that the baby was ready to be born.
Pick Your Flavor, Your Doula Supports YOUR Birth
Epidural, natural, cesarean, or something else? There's a lot to consider while planning for the birth you desire. Here are 5 ways your doula will support your birth!
Planning for your natural birth? Don't just hope you have an amazing birth, prepare for one, with these comfort measures for labor!
So you have discovered that your first (or second, or maybe third) choice of care providers isn't right for you. Don't sweat it! I've been there too.
I teach childbirth classes, and a big component of our curriculum is helping students, parents just like you and me, learn what mother-friendly care is, and understand the importance of choosing the right birth team. And as a doula, I help parents formulate questions to pick the right care provider for their birth. But sometimes, despite all our best efforts, the need arises to change care providers.
Did you know that what you do prenatally can largely influence how your labor and birth plays out. In this first part of comfort measures for labor, we're going to talk about prenatal comfort and having a healthy pregnancy.