Mamas on Bedrest: Don’t Lose Sight of What’s Truly Important!

April 30th, 2014

Happy Wednesday, Mamas!

In this video blog I want to encourage you to partner with your health care provider-not contradict or become adversarial-for best birth and health outcomes for you and your baby.

I was on one of my birthing professional sites and happened to read a disturbing account written by a woman who had hired a doula for her birth. The Doula essentially told this woman to do the opposite of whatever her OB advised, telling her that the OB was just trying to control her birth and give her a c-section. I was really moved by this account and got into a deep online discussion with some other workers on the site. Some wanted to blame the mama for listening to the doula, but I countered with “If you are unsure and has hired someone to help, it is natural to defer to their “expertise”.

That sparked this vlog. While I am a wholehearted proponent of doulas, THEY ARE NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS! I really want to re-emphasizes the importance of having complete trust and confidence in your provider, being able to ask questions and have them answered fully to your satisfaction and being able to have the ancillary support that you need. Enjoy the post and please share your comments and experiences in the comments section below.

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