Birth Wish

“Wherever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.” Ina May Gaskin

Planning and preparing for the birth of a child is life changing. Whether you’re planning to give birth at home, deliver in a hospital birth center, or you haven’t decided yet doulas’ are available to support you. The bond between person laboring, their partner, and the first moments with baby will last for all time. Having personalized birth support has made a world of difference for millions of families throughout history.

A trained birthing professional, labor coach, or my favorite woman servant, Doulas’ are an additional set of hands as you transition into life after birth. Utilizing their education for emotional and physical support for the whole family involved.

Sweetly assisting people with a respectful approach as you prepare to welcome this new life into your arms. Connecting prenatally through the postpartum period, I, as a doula am here to be your assistant, your guide, walk with you through the stages and moments of birth.

Physical Support Through Labor

Physical comfort examples
  • Assist and encourage labor progress 
  • Massage
  • Counter pressure
  • Hydrotherapy, assistance in the shower or tub
  • Hot or cold compresses
  • Walking, resting, squatting, leaning, dancing
  • Position change (helpful with epidural)
  • Grounding pressure
  • Physical comfort measures specific to person

Emotional Support, Reassurance, and Respect

  • Cultural appropriate support, emotionally and spiritually
  • Encouragement 
  • Mediation, helping families and medical staff to better understand each others requests and desires if the need arises
  • Helping the laborer, know she is able to fulfill her desires through out birth-medicated or unmediated
  • Help support through transition if changes to desired birth happen
Benefits of a Doula birth attendant.
  • Satisfaction is greater for the over-all birthing experience
  • Labor time is 25%-50% SHORTER with the support of a birthing assistant
  • Reduction in non-emergency medical interventions
  • Rate of cesarean birth decreases by 50%
  • An increase in partner involvement

Resources

Rebekah Sweet

For more information please contact me via email: mysweetdoula@gmail.com

Call or Text to: (937) 463-3931