Welcome to my Doula Blog! I hope you find it interesting and informative.

My name is Natalie. I am a wife, a mother of almost five boys, a doula, and a Hypnobabies Instructor! I'm passionate about childbirth and hope to help women realize the power that is in them to birth more normally and naturally. It's my goal to help women feel confident and comfortable during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Yes, it is possible! It's also amazing, incredible, wonderful, empowering, and life changing.

As a doula, I am a trained professional who understands and trusts the process of birth. I provide continuous care for the laboring mother and her partner. Studies have shown that when doulas attend births, labors are shorter with fewer complications. I attend to women in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience in both home and hospital settings. I draw on my knowledge and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort and, as needed, communication with the other members of your birth team to make sure that you have the information that you need to make informed decisions in labor. I can provide reassurance and perspective to the laboring mother and her partner, make suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for comfort.

Feel free to contact me at doulanataliesue@gmail.com.
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Labor Pro

Yikes, this goes against everything I believe should happen during labor. Yes, I believe that monitoring is great. We need to make sure that the baby isn't under stress. You don't have to be continuously monitored either. Those babies who are monitored 20 minutes out of every hour are just as safe and healthy as those who are continuously monitored. You also don't need the monitors strapped around your belly. They can be held there, or if needed, a doppler can be held to your tummy.


The Labor Pro - scary! Uncomfortable! Invasive! Inhibiting! Please, we need to remember that having a baby is not a medical proceedure that needs MORE technology. It is not a medical emergency. It is an emergence. I am grateful for the medical knowledge that is available to us. This can save lives when complications arise. If there are no complications, then we don't need interventions. So if you want to see a crazy robot machine, check THIS out.

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