Who will support you through your birth experience?
- Consider your health care professionals – midwives or doctors
- Doula – a labour support person solely there to provide information and assistance to the mother and father.
- Homeopathy – remedies to move you through labour quickly and efficiently.
- Massage therapy – there are massage therapists that attend births and provide amazing hands on touch during labour.
If you are a sexual abuse survivor you may need to work with someone who can really help you navigate language, environment, sensation etc. to help you to stay present during your birth.
Consider what makes you feel safe and try hard to implement those elements into your birth experience. It will decrease the time of your labour and create a welcoming atmosphere for your new babe.