Healthy Birth Practice #3

Bring a loved one, Friend or Doula for Continuous Support.

As humans, we are social beings. We like to be surrounded by people we know and trust, who care for us and encourage us.

Women benefit from good support in labor.

Research confirms that the better the support women receive, the easier their labour is and the more satisfied they will be with their birth experience.

One of the best ways to get quality continuous support is by hiring a doula. A doula is a woman who provides support during labour. They provide informational, physical, and emotional support.

Good labor support is not watching the clock and playing on their phone or watching TV. It is making sure you are not disturbed, respecting the time that labour takes, and reminding you that you know how to birth your baby. Your helpers should spin a cocoon around you while you are in labour—create a space where you feel safe and secure and can do the hard work of labor without worry

Healthy birth #3