Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Montreal Doula Tuesday Tips: Family & Friends in the Labour Room

Each woman has different preferences for whom she wants in her birth room. Some women prefer to have only their partner while others have many support people. This Tuesday Tip suggests thinking about what your preferences are ahead of time. Don't be afraid to set your boundaries if you need to. The worst thing is to have someone there that you really don't want. I have seen plenty of unwanted family members peaking their head into the birth room and disturbing an otherwise peaceful environment.

Also, discuss with each support person how you see their role in your labour room. Do you want them to take pictures? Do you want them to massage or touch you? Additionally, make it clear that you may change your mind at any time during childbirth and that you still love them anyway!

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