Decreased contractions with gestational diabetes-how can a trained doula help?

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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:)

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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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