Labor Doula Bag Basics When it comes to the basics,Read More
“Transition” during labor is not a change in physical contractions – but a change in emotional comfort and function. Only when you feel safe and protected will your body “transition” into the primal act of bringing your baby earthside. Everything prior to this transformation is undefinable by numbers, textbooks, or time frames.1 response
To try and put any type of assessment on labor is limiting the vast realm of differences labor can be for each mother, and each pregnancy. There are so. many. factors. that play into our labor experiences it really is impossible to do so… and yet, we still try. One of the most significant restraints we’ve given to birth is the Friedman’s curve based on poor research and the belief of control. Because of this curve, we’ve also separated birth into 3 stages, which further reduces our ability to see labor as the intricate, emotional, transition that it is for the family.5 responses
There are so. many. reasons. why I am rarely ever impressed with a medical team – because they completely disregard one of the most important factors of the birth experience – the LONG LASTING emotional affects of birth. The emotional affects of the way a mother is treated on her milk supply, her postpartum experience, her parenting experience, and her empowerment.5 responses
When you come to the level of understanding that you have power over your birth choices, then you feel comfortable with your birth choices. Someone may encourage you along the way with their beliefs, which then become your beliefs, but it is YOUR decision.