How often have we heard of people being told that they “failed to progress” because their labour was slow or stalled?
How often do we hear of people being induced or augmented in our maternity services?
We have been groomed as a society to believe in labour kicking along at a certain pace, that all labours whether first or second plus are the same and follow the same patterns and have the same baseline to adhere to. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Not all labours are the same, not all labours have the same pace and not all babies come with the same factory setting expected by our factory style maternity services.
Listen in to firstly understand the real patterns that normal labours take and then also to see what we can do to help babies achieve their normal and intuitive journey to birth.
If you are interested in supporting people in their journeys to birth and beyond, maybe doula work is for you? My Comprehensive Doula Training is now open for registrations and the 10 month payment plan is available until the end of June. Find out more here