Transition is often described as the “hardest part of labor” – and many women fear it. I found this differing view – Why I Love Transition (and you might, too!) – to be quite interesting. She’s honest about the reality of transition, but has a good point.
I have always wondered why there is so much pressure on new moms to “bounce back” instead of taking time to adjust, connect with their baby and be taken care of. And now, I’m not the only one asking Why are America’s Postpartum Practices So Rough on New Mothers?
Jodi the Doula is one of my favorite blogs to read. I find myself nodding in agreement often. Recently she wrote a post It Isn’t All That Matters! that is very similar to my post When Birth Does Not Go As You’d Hoped. Only I like her ending better.
So since things don’t always go according to plan, should you even bother planning? YES! Don’t be afraid to plan for the birth you want!
Good article on What to Know if Your Labor Stalls – it kind of plays into the “it’s all about dilation” attitude I don’t really agree with, but it does have great info on negotiating with your care provider.
Today’s video is so fun! There’s no sound, and I recommend you read the story before watching. It’s security camera footage of a mom birthing in the lobby of the hospital. It’s a wide shot, and the desk blocks the actual birth. What I find really interesting is watching the other people. Some walk right on by. Some stop to help. Some just stare. Pretty sure I would fall in the helper category!