In American culture, fear surrounds pregnancy, labor, and the delivery process. Take a look at any of America's most beloved tv shows; Friends, The Office, Meet the Midwife, even Game of Thrones. Every single show has child birth portrayed by screaming women writhing around and rushing to the hospital right after their water breaks. It never fails that the mother then has some sort of complication or the baby's life is in danger.
As the owner of Annessa Germond Doula Services I want to set high standards for my business. You need a Doula that strives to be the best, and nothing short of it. That is why it is important for you to know the 5 Core Values of Annessa Germond Doula Services.
You're having contractions. You walk up to Labor and Delivery. They take you into triage and the first item they hand you is a hospital gown. For some women, this is no big deal. For some women, this is the start of feeling like a cog in the hospital's ever churning machine....
Are you starting to get that baby fever but aren't totally ready to take the plunge yet? Growing a baby can be very difficult on the body. Preparing your body, heart, soul, and mind before pregnancy will give you a head start for when you do decide to start trying for children.
Remember that birth plans may have to change. AND THAT IS OK! Just like at a job, or in church, or with your family things do not always go according to your plans so you must be ready and able to adjust your goals accordingly with a positive attitude.
During labor, we want to use every advantage that we can including gravity! As a doula, I know what position should be considered according to the pain level of the mother, the positioning of the baby, exhaustion levels, and where the pain is occurring.