Doula Chats: Epidural Alternatives

June 28, 2022


In my previous post having to do with epidurals, I gave a few different suggestions on how to prepare to birth without one. To take it a step further, here is a list of discomfort measures that may be available to you instead of the epidural.


Doula Chats: How to have an Unmedicated Birth

June 6, 2022


“I don’t know how women do it without the epidural. They must have super-powers.”

“I don’t think I could do it without one. My pain-tolerance is super low.”

I'm sure you've heard this before. Maybe you've even said this yourself. But having a baby unmedicated has much less to do with your pain-tolerance and much more to do with your preparation. Mothers who *purposefully* birth their babies unmedicated spend time reading books, taking classes, listening to podcasts, following birth education instagram accounts, and often-times hire a doula because research shows that women who hire a one are 10% more likely to successfully birth unmedicated. Reference


The Birthing Center Birth of Eko

June 1, 2022

I arrived at the birthing center at about 2:30PM. Kelli was in early labor, meeting each wave with calming, deep breaths, and smiling between waves. Leera was right by her side, along with her mother. There was rap music playing and the lights were dimmed low. 

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