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The Importance of Creating Your Birth Vision

Most doulas will spend time with clients to create a plan for their ideal birth. How do you want to welcome your baby into the world? Who will be at the birth? What are some comfort measures the parents would like to try? What interventions does the mother want to avoid at all costs? Does the mother want a peaceful birth that’s quiet with only a few support people? Or does she want an ecstatic birth with lots of family surrounding and supporting her? Birth plans are amazing; they are one of my favourite activities to do with clients. Seeing a mother and her partner grow from uncertainty to empowerment is so encouraging, not only to myself but also to the parents. Continue reading