Pregnant? Getting close to labor and time to bring your baby from womb to world? Some of that excitement you once had is starting to fade down with a bit new feeling of fear. The uncertainty of how labor will go, how you will manage pain, all the what ifs are really overwhelming at this moment. Your significant other seem to care but not care in the same way you would like him to. Frustrating right?!
I get it! I hear you! I understand.
My responsibility to you as your doula is to help keep you calm and relaxed.
But before I get all birthy on you please pay attention to this. There nothing wrong with you feeling that way. Your mother instincts are already in play. Your feelings are valid and you have total rights to feel concern over those issues. But when those concerns turn into anxiety and fear that is when it’s not ok. Anxiety and Fear is too much negative energy that isn't good for you or baby. And we don’t want to go into Labor with those emotions. We need to tackle that before your close to being due.
Labor in Faith not Fear.
What are some things you can do to be calm and level headed at your birth?
1. Hire a doula! Preferably me.
I will help you hash out those fears and anxieties. So that means if you need to call me and just vent it out on the phone than that's what we will do. But be assured that I will always refill you with positivity and encouragement. I really believe in affirmations. Words are powerful. We as woman are powerful so we will use Our Voice!
2. Prayer: Prayer works. It don't have to be complicated or sound really “preachy” we can always pray together. Or you can always text me and say “Hey Britt, can you say a prayer for me today I'm just not having the best day.
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matt 18:20
3. Do something fun! Go watch a movie, binge on your favorite Netflix show. Go take a walk at the beach (I always say the beach is God natural form therapy; and its FREE). Have sex with your SO. (Tell him he won't hurt the baby) Eat all your favorite foods. Indulge! Have a friends get together and throw a little dinner party. Get your feet and nails done. This is the time where you should be nurtered. Every possible thing that make you feel good do it. Whatever your little heart fancy.
What is really happening when you do something that make you feel good? (birthy part here)
Every time you engage in something that make you feel good..your body is releasing a hormone called: Oxytocin
Some of you may already be familiar with this hormone that is also known as the love hormone.
Oxytocin stimulates the ripening of the cervix leading to successive dilation during labour. So the more you are relaxed and you feel good the progression of labor. Progression of labor means birth of your baby!
Remember I'm your doula! You don't have to battle these emotions alone.
Anxiety and Fear won't consume you. You are powerful! You are a woman!
You always welcome to call or text me this is what you hired me for.
I do support those who are due the month of their due date. And I offer the same support as those who still have months to go. If you would like to meet me please fill out my inquiry form online to get in touch with me.
I do look forward to talking to you.