What is the difference between Support and Assistance? Do you know if you will meet resistance? Who is on your side and on your behalf can speak? Are you prepared if you end ‘up the creek’? Assistance is great, if you need it for sure. But without Support your prognosis is poor. In birthing … More Do you need Assistance or Support?
via Catherine Bell – Birth Cartographer
The language you use in your birth plan is as important as the decisions that back it up.
Many a well researched birth plan has been discarded because the language was passive.
Have you got an Active Birth Plan? … More The Language of Birth Plans
Many people wonder if a doula is only for those wanting a natural birth. Doula support is not restricted to natural births. Even if you are having a planned caesarean, a doula can support you before, during and after. … More Seven Ways a Doula can support your Planned Caesarean.
Are you qualified to think that?
A fearless mother, confident mother, will slip into The Zone. She will feel safe and supported – just leave her alone. Silently offer water, silently hold her hand. I know you are excited – but call off the marching band. A mother in Her Zone needs nothing more or less. She needs no questions, cheering … More Do Not Disturb
Preparing for Birth is like preparing to climb Mount Everest, but with much more chance of success and a lot more warmth! When climbing Everest, a Sherpa is an essential part of your team. They know the landscape, the climate and remain calm and alert. In Birth, a doula is like a sherpa. The doula is familiar with the location, the people and the physiology, remaining calm and alert, guiding and supporting you. … More Doulas and Sherpas: Keys to Success!