You have some questions about the epidural and how it might influence your labor? We have answers!Read More
Not everyone throws up during labor, but it’s a thing. For some birthing people, it happens only once or twice. For others, it’s non-stop throughout labor, only ending once the baby is born. Do you know what isn’t fun? Puking. Do you know what ELSE isn’t fun? Being puked on.
For laboring people, there’s usually a lot of other things going on and they stop caring where the puke ends up. This means that a support person is dealing with the puke and the cleanup. If you’re a partner, do you want to do that? Do you want to handle the puke and aftermath of your loved one, taking your focus away from giving that person all the love and emotional support they need?
That’s where a doula can be helpful (among a multitude of other support). We can deal with the puke while you give the love! And for the birthing person, this means that you’re not thinking back on your birth and remembering, “Oh yeah. I puked on/near _____(insert name of your loved one here)”.
We love hearing clients put into words their experience of having a doula! If you have ever wondered what having a birth or postpartum doula would be like, check out these descriptions we have heard over the years.Read More
If you are considering starting your labor by induction, your doctor or midwife might mention your Bishop Score to you. This score is a way for them to decide how ready your body is for labor, if it makes sense to try to start an induction now, and what medications they might use to start out.Read More