As I studied stress and how to help alleviate stress in a birthing woman, I came across this concept of where stress comes from. I thought it was a pretty accurate representation of what makes a labor stressful. Women are either wanting something to go away (pain, interventions, someone in the room), wanting something to happen that they are worrying about (VBAC, epidural, no interventions), or not understanding what is going on. A huge part of what a doula does is make sure that women’s choices are honored, provide information, and give women tools to work through their worries and concerns.
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