Whether your baby is born vaginally or by caesarean there is bound to be some post-birth sore parts to your body. Your body will take days and even weeks to fully recover both from the pregnancy and birth.Read More
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Trying to explain what a doula does can be challenging. It is a profession that some people have heard about but often they aren’t quite sure what a doula does. One of the ways I explain it to someone is to use an analogy of a profession they are familiar with. These are some of the useful analogies I have used to explain what I do.
A doula is like a personal trainer
Pregnant women often ask me for recommendations on local obstetricians, midwives and hospitals. Who is the best midwife? Who is the best obstetrician? Which hospital should I choose?
I love getting asked these questions because it shows that the person is putting thought into their decision.
Of all the choices you will make during your pregnancy and birth, your choice of care provider and birth location will be the single most significant factor in your birth experience.Read More
Sometimes having your baby via a caesarean is the safest and best option for you or your baby. Having a caesarean birth does not have to be scary or traumatic. With a little preparation and planning you can have an amazing birth experience.Read More