“Fearful and confused family can trigger a crisis of confidence. We are not a culture that waits for anything, nor are we believers in normal birth; waiting for a baby can feel like insanity. ”
“The good news is that if your hospital and doctor are not up with these recommendations, you now have good support to ask for what you want in labor. This is how change is made. It’s how we got the dads into the labor room, how we got rid of the routine shaving and enemas as well as drastically reduced episiotomies in this country. Be assertive, be persistent, and bring robust labor support.”
New article on skin to skin care after a cesarean! I’m so glad Evidence Based Birth addressed this topic.
“If a hospital staff member tells people giving birth that it is “impossible” for them to stay together with their babies after a Cesarean, that statement is false. Making the switch from routine separation to couplet care can be done—many hospitals have already done so. Although couplet care may be more inconvenient for staff in the beginning, in the end, keeping mothers and babies together after a Cesarean is what is best.”
“…evidence has shown that it is possible—and best practice—for mothers and babies to stay together after a Cesarean.”
I have felt so blessed to serve this family. This strong, brave mama and supportive dad not only invited me to be part of their birth experience but included me in their traditional Naming Ceremony. This was a first for me and I enjoyed it so much! Welcome baby Eriayo!! You are joy!
I have been so blessed to see so many strong mamas labor and new babies be born this month!!
Congratulations to the Hallsten family!! This mama’s patience and perseverence was phenomenal! Baby O is perfect!! So grateful to be part of their team.