While doulas are not a medical professional, and we are not expected to provide medical care, it helps to have a basic knowledge of various medical diagnosis. So I will be providing more training on some of these that are the most common. I found a slide show that has some good information, and for those that are taking my doula training course, I would challenge you to make a handout for your clients and make a birth plan that incorporates a mother who is a gestational diabetic. How would your care change due to this medical diagnosis? What would it be good to prepare for, or prepare your mother for emotionally and physically?
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