Mabel was my low-intervention/zero-medication birth. It was a wild ride but I was PREPARED.
It's important to note that this labour (as well as my other two) were considered "normal" and "healthy" labours. There was never any concern over the baby's wellbeing or my own in these situations, which is a big reason why I am able to reflect back on those experiences with awe and amazement.
Sadly, this is not the case for everyone. Your right to feel seen, heard and valued during your birth experience can sometimes be pushed aside. This is not right by any means, but it does mean that you should prepare yourself so you'll be equipped to make informed decisions and be able to advocate for yourself if necessary. This is what I offer in my prenatal classes, offered virtually and in-person.
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Learn more about the Halifax Perinatal Support Network HERE.
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