We received a very straightforward but very often asked question over on our Facebook page from Jill. She simply asked "Why Make a Birth Plan?"
Birth plans get a bit of a bad rap - but we are big fans of them! Find out why!
Did you know that The Maya's Nest doulas help you build the birth plan/preferences that are right for you and your unique family as part of our package? Drop us a line, schedule your consult, and learn more.
Are you working towards an unmedicated birth? Doula Olena shares tips and ideas on different things to try in regards to comfort measures for your birth.
"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?"
Do you have a question you would like to ask one of our Birth or Postpartum Doulas? Head on over to our Facebook page and comment on the pinned post, or send us a message! The Maya's Nest Doulas answer a question weekly - so be sure to check back often!
One on One Support from a Professional Birth Support Person (aka a Maya's Nest Doula), CAN make the DIFFERENCE in Your Birth.
Preparing for a Home Birth, including how to prepare your older children, is what doula Yvette is talking about on this episode of Ask the Doulas.
"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."
Want to learn more ways to prepare your older kids for your home birth? Check out this blog post:
Do you have a question you want answered by one of the the five Maya's Nest doulas? It can be anything about pregnancy, birth, postpartum or even personal questions about your doulas! If so, check out our pinned post on our Facebook page and ask there, or if you would like to keep it anonymous, simply send us a private message. Our next video will be released next Sunday where we will be sharing tips on how to have an unmedicated birth.
It is time for Ask The Doulas video 2 and this week doula Samantha is answering a question we received on our Facebook page.
"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!"
Do you have a question you want answered by one of the the five Maya's Nest doulas? It can be anything about pregnancy, birth, postpartum or even personal questions about your doulas! If so, check out our pinned post on our Facebook page and ask there, or if you would like to keep it anonymous, simply send us a private message. Our next video will be released next Sunday where we will be answering a question we received from a woman who is planning her first home birth after two uncomplicated hospital deliveries.
The Maya's Nest is here to help you have the birth and postpartum experience that you want. As your doulas we will provide information, support and nurturing to birthing families across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.
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