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Posts tagged ‘support person’

CONFESSIONS OF A DOULA – WHAT YOUR BIRTH TAUGHT ME

The word ‘doula’ is a Greek word and it means to ‘mother the mother’.  A perfect job description.

As a doula, I’m not medically trained, like a midwife, nor do I have the expertise to deliver a baby.  But what I do offer is a supportive role in the journey of a pregnant woman.  I support her in many ways and I work with her, to create a positive and memorable birth.

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THINGS YOU WONT REMEMBER BEFORE LABOUR

It’s funny the things that end up front and centre when forecasting the day of your baby’s birth. 

For many mums-to-be, the highest priority is to name your new little human, for others, paint colours for the nursery.  By all means, go for it, I wouldn’t dare block the ambitions of a soon-to-be-lioness!

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BREASTFEEDING – WHAT I WISH I COULD HAVE TOLD MYSELF

Perhaps no one could have prepared me for breastfeeding, even if I had have been a little more tuned in.

I mean, If there was a degree obtained through childbirth education, I had graduated with Honours.

At the time, I couldn’t get enough of the stuff.  Labor signs, contraction management strategies, physiology of birth, the current trends and birth gurus – vaginal birth, caesarean birth, breech birth, Active Birth, Calm Birth, Hypnobirth, Orgasmic Birth… You name it, I knew about it.   I mean, I hadn’t actually done any of it myself yet, but I sure went to the class, bought the t.shirt….

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