My SIL had a baby girl! I am so happy for her. Everyone is resting peacefully. Her birth was a doula's nightmare. Long story short...had a doula been there it could have been so different.
I am a doula. A doula is a person who supports women during labor and delivery. That support can be physical, emotional, or, spiritual. Not medical. It is a personalized support that is based upon individual needs and wants.
Hearing of women that have a hard time during labor and delivery makes me sad. It is supposed to be a very special time in your life and unfortunately, it isn't always that way. Obviously labor is hard. It is hard work. Hence the word, labor. What I mean is that if you have the right support it can be a wonderful experience. It can be an intimate and empowering experience, in spite of the pain. It can be a time where you bask in the pain because you know what the pain will bring to you. A healthy baby. The goal of everyone involved. However, everyone's idea of how to get there happens to be very different.
The Weekend Dish: 2/24/2018
1 day ago