I learned so much from each of my very unique birth experiences.
Thing 1 – Bedrest for 9 weeks and Emergency Cesarean at 34 weeks
- pregnancy and birth is unpredictable
- flexibility helps keep you sane
- cesareans are sometimes medically necessary to save babies and moms
Thing 2 – modified bedrest VBAC at 42 weeks
- That when you say you won’t complain when you get big, that is a really hard thing not to do.
- Hypnosis can help you feel confident about birth
- Hypnosis can help you sleep better
- Epidurals can be wonderful
Thing 3 – PUPPS rash and VBAC at 41.5 weeks
- Hypnosis + great Childbirth Education can help you be really prepared for birth
- PUPPS really sucks
- Hypnobabies gave me plenty of tools to have a comfortable un-medicated birth
- Natural birth is awesome and you have an incredible high after.
- Just because nursing worked well the first 2 times, doesn’t mean it will work easily the 3rd time.
I am grateful for each of my unique birth experiences. They have helped me to be a well rounded doula. I know how to support my moms whether they have a cesarean, an epidural vaginal birth or an un-medicated birth. I can empathize with their situations.
- If I had only amazing natural birth experiences would I have judged those moms who choose epidruals?
- If I had only vaginal births would I have understood and fought so hard for VBAC moms?
- If I only had easy times creating that nursing relationship with my boys, would I have been as supportive of my moms struggling with nursing?
My births shaped who I am, as a
- childbirth educator
I am grateful for each birth I have had myself.
I am also grateful for each birth I have attended as a doula! I learn so much from each of those.