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Many people often state a healthy mom and baby as the number one goal during childbirth, but what does that mean.  To the doctor and medical staff, it could mean a mom and baby that are alive and healthy.  For women, feeling safe may have a different connotation.  I asked 50 woman what made them feel safe at birth.  Here was their response in a picture cloud format.

Safe Birth

Additional information you might be interested in:

blog post: Validation: an important part of women’s labor and birth

blog post: What is the difference between a doula and an experienced mother for labor support?

handout: Doulas in the labor and delivery room


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Rachel has worked as a register nurse (BSN from University of Utah) since 2004 with a work history in Labor and Delivery, NICU and Postpartum Care. She is also the founder of New Beginnings Doula Training which she organized in 2011. When she's not busy being a mother and grandmother, she can be found reading research papers related to some aspect of childbirth.

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