Ask the Doulas Video Series
The Maya's Nest Doulas answer questions that we received on our Facebook page. If you would like to ask a question, send us a private message there, or use our contact form.
VBACs - Vaginal Birth After Caesarean
We are answering Christina's question:
"Hey ladies!! I had planned a home birth with my first pregnancy but it ended in a csection. I'd love to have a natural birth my second time around, but I'm afraid that my body will fail me again! Are vaginal births after a csection even safe? How successful are they? Any other insight you have would be good to hear too!"
Informed Choice in Pregnancy + Birth
"Would love to hear your suggestions for how to handle a disagreement in terms of care or intervention/test etc offered between mom and care provider. Either prenatally or during labour. Love you gals!"
Preparing for Home Birth
"We're planning on a Home Birth for this little after 2 complication free Hospital Births. Do you have any tips or tricks for that transition? I'm not entirely sure what to expect, save panic and pain. I really want this to be an experience for our kids as much as it is for Adam and I, but I'm not sure how to prepare."
Jill wants to know:
Why make a birth plan?
Comfort Measures for Birth
Sharing tips with Laura who says:
"I'm (nervously) hoping to attempt a medication free labour this time after a failed epidural during my first labour. However I have no idea where to start! How do I prepare? How will I handle the pain? What alternatives are there to epidural or oral medications?"
What is your take on placenta pills? Although there is no medical evidence do you think they help with ppd?