William entered the world at 5:34am. There were no cries. There were no happy tears from the mom. The dad was unable to be in the OR.
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Oxytocin affects people differently and levels of it vary from person to person. We do know that loving, positive actions and feelings can help increase it.
I was 38 weeks pregnant and doing most daily tasks at that point were a struggle as I felt like an exhausted beached whale with every move I made.
I can’t imagine the gut wrenching feeling that must have washed over you as you heard the doctor say they couldn’t find the heartbeat.
Times have changed since our mothers gave birth. Even my second birth was dramatically different from my first six years before.
As I’m nearing the end of my fourth pregnancy, I can’t help but notice some big differences between this and my first pregnancy.
Each of these stages in mom-hood has it’s own unique challenges. Do what you can to take care of yourself in the craziness of mom life.
While a healthy baby and a healthy mom is the most important outcome, a Doula knows that it isn’t the only thing that matters – your experience matters.
Every birth story is unique and special. I have always found them interesting and I am excited to hear other women’s tales of labor and delivery.
Honestly, I’m not sure how I would have survived those first few months without my mom squad. Sometimes, you need another mom to “tell you like it is”.