Decreased contractions with gestational diabetes-how can a trained doula help?January 16th, 2012 | Posted by in Doula Action | Gestational diabetes | Medical diagnosis | Needs Identification
I want to pose a question for my student doula’s out there. There has been some research that has suggested that women with gestational diabetes have decreased contractility during labor. So their uterus does not contract as efficiently, with or without pitocin. How can you as a trained doula, help provide labor support before and during labor for a woman with this condition? If you’ve been through my course, use the process discussed to come up with this clients needs and specific actions you would take.
I’m making up a case study on this as we speak:)