Q: Isn't breastfeeding natural?
Yes! However, even though breastfeeding is natural it doesn't always come easily. Both mother and baby need to learn together. Often, it is a simple adjustment, accurate information at the right time, or just the support of someone knowledgeable and skilled that can make all the difference.
Q: Why would I want to take a Lamaze Childbirth Class Series?
Lamaze is no longer all about breathing! While breathing as a comfort measure is one part of the content taught, modern Lamaze classes share evidence based information for a safe and healthy birth. The foundation of Lamaze education is the Six Healthy Birth Practices
- Let labor begin on its own.
- Walk, move around and change position throughout labor.
- Bring a loved one, friend or doula for continuous support.
- Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary.
- Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body's urges to push.
- Keep mother and baby together; it’s best for mother, baby and breastfeeding.
Investing in education that will increase your confidence to have the safest and healthiest birth possible is the most important decision of your pregnancy!
Q: Why hire a birth doula?
The evidence shows that doulas improve birth outcomes. When a doula is present, many medical interventions are reduced and the family's satisfaction with the birth experience is increased.
Q: Aren't doulas just for natural births?
Doulas are for every kind of birth! However and wherever you give birth, it will be an impactful experience. A doula always keeps in mind that this is your unique experience and helps you amplify your voice.
Q: How will you help me during labor?
There are many ways I will provide support and assistance during your labor. We will discuss this in-depth in our pre-birth meetings but in short: physical comfort measures, verbal encouragement, and guidance with communication with your medical team.