This is YOUR experience!
Nothing that I believe should have any bearing on how you want to go about laboring and birthing. It is not my job as a doula to tell you how to birth or not to birth. I am there to support you in whatever way you decide.
I am open to any birthing options–
- Natural home birth
- Unmedicated hospital birth
- Medicated hospital birth
- Cesarean section (though many hospitals only allow one support person in the operating room)
- Unassisted home birth
- Vaginal birth after cesarean, either at home or hospital
- Birthing Centers
I believe that birth is an amazing, natural thing that our bodies know exactly how to handle, but I also believe that medical technology has given women numerous choices.
I encourage every woman to know all of her options and to research each aspect of her pregnancy and birth as much as she can, though I understand that for some, placing the process in the hands of a professional is much more comfortable.
Whatever your choice, know that as your doula, I will stand by your side until your baby is resting peacefully in your arms.