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!
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.
For expecting family’s that want an alternative to a hospital-birth in the Triangle, there is the boutique birthing center, Baby+Company option. Our local Cary Baby+Co is in partnership with WakeMed Health & Hospitals and under the medical direction of Triangle Physicians for Women. With only five locations throughout the United States, the Triangle is lucky to be home to one of them.