I sat down with Kyrie Blaney on her podcast The Confident Mompreneur podcast to shed light on the vital role doulas play in the childbirth journey. We delve into the differences between a doula and a midwife and explore how having a doula can be like having a supportive birthing bestie by your side.
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Pregnancy and childbirth can be both exciting and intimidating, and I discuss with Kyrie the challenges of communicating with obstetricians and navigating the complexities of the birthing process. I share how having a doula can offer a lifeline, allowing you to ask questions, lean on someone for support, and feel empowered with information about the various options available during labor and delivery.
My birth pro expertise extends beyond just the delivery room. I emphasized the importance of childbirth education, birth, and postpartum support. As a staunch advocate in the hospital birth scene, I bridge the communication gap between mamas and the rest of her birth team, ensuring she has informed consent and understand all the choices at hand, preventing the feeling of being caught in a “conveyor belt” approach to birth.
During the podcast, I introduces my powerful “3 Ps of Positive Mindset” that can transform the birthing experience: Processing, Planning, and Positivity. I explain how processing your feelings and fears about childbirth can alleviate anxieties and help you approach labor with a clear and focused mind. Creating a detailed birth plan, with the help of your doula, ensures that your preferences and desires are respected during the birthing process, contributing to a sense of control and empowerment.
But it doesn’t end there – I delve into the significance of maintaining a positive outlook throughout the journey. By focusing on positivity and visualizing a successful birth, you can tap into your inner strength and resilience during challenging moments. I emphasize that with the support of a doula, you can navigate the peaks and valleys of labor and delivery with confidence and grace.
Tune in to this enlightening episode to discover how having a doula as your birthing bestie can empower you with the 3 Ps of Positive Mindset, allowing you to approach childbirth with courage, knowledge, and a sense of profound joy.
I hope you enjoy this one, Mamas! And if share it with a special mama in your life!