Common Crossroads in Labour and Birth
We’ll cover specific strategies for some common crossroads in pregnancy, labour and birth that a doula can anticipate, assess and assist with. Learn how the doula can help her clients navigate, so they do not look back on these moments and decisions with regret and a sense of loss of control.
These crossroads can be physical, emotional, medical, or related to power / communication struggles. Learn to anticipate, avoid or deal with issues that arise, using intelligence, active presence and intuition.
- Maternal fatigue
- Informed consent
- Epidural use
- Working effectively with other birth attendants such as partners, family, staff
- Fear; past births
- Being “on the clock”
- Assessing interventions and how to get informed consent