In our first prenatal appointment with all of our doula clients, we spend time talk about everyones birth preferences. And for those who are hoping for an unmedicated birth, having an IV is not high on their list of desires.
Some say that having a birth plan sets up unrealistic ideals for your births. And while if you have rigid expectations, that may be true. However, we feel that writing the birth plan isn’t what is important.
A popular way we support our birth clients is through verbal affirmations during labor and delivery.
But what exactly do we do in the birth room while you are laboring and pushing? The short answer is: whatever you need!