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.
The test is divided into 5 sections with each section receiving a score of 0 to 2. It is to help determine if the newborn needs immediate medical attention, but not to predict long-term health issues.
But what exactly do we do in the birth room while you are laboring and pushing? The short answer is: whatever you need!
During birth, there can be any number of people present for your birth. We decided it was time to break down exactly how doulas, nurses, midwives, and doctors fit into your birth plan and delivery room.
REX Hospital Women's Center is a wonderful, beautiful hospital centrally located in Raleigh to make having a baby a convenient and delightful experience. Furthermore, REX is part of the UNC Health Systems so you can assured you will get the top notch medical care you would at UNC affiliated practice or hospital.
The Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace, or WakeMed Raleigh, located off NewBern Ave in northeast Raleigh, is the flagship for the WakeMed hospital system, serving as the leading provider of advanced health care services. Their website details: “From routine to the unforeseen and everything in between”, which can truly be seen at the newly renovated Women’s Pavilion & Birthplace.
Duke Birthing Center is located on the Duke Hospital Campus, and is one of the go-to hospitals for those seeking some of the best medical care in the area at a major research hospital. With all major specialities in one hospital, patients at Duke, or Big Duke as many refer to it, find it a great place to deliver with amazing practitioners.