This week we get yet another report based on even more research that says less interventions is healthier for moms and babies! And it gives this wonderful visual aid on how to make it happen and how the path is too often and unnecessarily detoured. Guess the top suggestion to avoid more intervention towards a lower risk birth? Have a DOULA for support! There are doulas out there for nearly every budget and make great baby shower gifts when a mother is desiring a safer and healthier birth with personalized support along her journey. Other suggestion is for both the staff and mother to BE PATIENT. :) :) :)
This is such a transitional time of year for many of us! Summer to fall. Warm to cool. Back to school. And for me, back to being on call.
With transition, there is usually some discomfort and anxiety but also excitement. And while I will no doubt miss spending these amazing summer days with my two sons, I send them back to school this week hopeful for a wonderful schoolyear full of new experiences, relationships, and engagement with whatever it is they are learning. And I look forward to the time I'll have more of to reconnect with friends, return to more births (yay!), post partum work (👶👶) and supporting all my truly awesome clients as they prepare for their births and babies and become mothers or new families. My heart is full of love to spread. 💗💗💗 And whether I'm completely ready or not, here we go! I accept this transitional time with all of the feelings it's brings... and hope you are all finding your peace as well. What helps you during these times? For me its quieting my mental to do lists by carving time for yoga, no or little caffeine, eating and drinking lots of good for me stuff, connecting more deeply with my kids and how they're feeling, and always reading with them and alone before bed. What the word mommies? My fellow birth workers?