Real Talk from a Nurse about Doulas: It’s All About Team Work
This beautiful photo of a bed having been maneuvered into a more supportive position for the labouring person was circling with a lot of comments, many negative, about how unhelpful hospital staff, nurses and doctors were at births. The response from a labor and delivery nurse from Di Moines, Iowa was too good not to highlight! See the post here.
Sabbath Schrader points out that the primary role of nurses (or doctors and other hospital staff) is not one of support, they have many other obligations and responsibilities that come first. It's a shame but it is the reality.
So if hospitals are limited in their ability to support birthing people, how do we make sure families receive not only physical, but emotional and educational support?
Here’s some real talk from a nurse about their role in labour and what you really need… DOULAS! Its all about team work to get you the best experience possible!
Ruth has enjoyed watching many bodies change, stay functional and become powerful humans. Education is at the centre of her approach, believing that knowledge is power and that informing our minds and bodies will help build an extraordinary life experience. Creative by nature and armed with an excellent knowledge of functional anatomy and physiology of pregnancy & birth, Ruth loves working with all sorts of bellies, babies and bodies!