Common Crossroads

Common Crossroads in Labour and Birth

common crossroads in pregnancy, labour and birth training, Birth Ways International

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.


Topics include:

  • 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