We know that if you're following along with us there's a good chance you are not planning for a cesarean birth. It may surprise you to learn what the number one reason is that providers list on medical paperwork when performing a cesarean birth. Nothing to fear though! As usual, we are going to give you all the details you need to understand the background to why this occurs, how to keep birth moving freely so you don't get stuck in the curve, and what you need to know to avoid an unnecessary cesarean birth altogether.
2:00 - If you had to guess what the #1 reason is for unplanned cesarean births in first-time moms, what would it be?
9:53 - Your body is not broken. The system is broken. Patience or the lack of it may be the reason we are seeing so many women moved through the system and into cesarean birth.
11:03 - This information from the 1950s is still playing a part in your birth and you will want to know not only what it is but what information you need to...
We hear this a lot as doulas and it seems to get a lot of attention once every month when women are approaching their due date...so is it true that a full moon brings on labor? You will definitely want to tune into this fun episode where we talk about the research, the personal and professional experiences we've had, and give you our take, as well as the facts, behind this concept.
1:33 - Where does this idea come from?
6:00 - These are all of the good causes of labor. The things that get labor going naturally in a great way.
8:26 - The not-so-great things that can cause labor. These are the random less than positive ways to go into labor as well as the medical reasons.
11:49 - What are the signs that baby is coming and labor will be starting soon?
17:41 - So...Does a full moon cause you to go into labor??
20:03 - Does the time of day have sway on when birth will begin?
It's true that having a due date around the holidays may increase the chance of an unnecessary induction. You may also be surprised to hear that both moms and providers have their own reasons for recommending induction. So how do you know when it's a good idea to induce? We are going to provide some insight on that and dive a little bit deeper into the science behind the "due" date.
REASONS WHY A MOTHER MIGHT WANT AN INDUCTION
-Family being in town during a certain period of time and wanting to have their help with the new baby.
-Knowing when baby will be born makes it easier to plan for the holiday season.
-If the provider of their choice is going on vacation close to their due date.
-To take advantage of the tax break/deduction.
-If they've already met their insurance deductible for the year.
-Weather. Winter weather & distance to the birthplace may lead to concerns about a safe trip and making it in time.
REASONS A PROVIDER MIGHT OFFER AN INDUCTION
Peace is a choice. We can choose to do those things that invite peace into our lives, even when so much around us seems out of control. And that's the topic that we want to introduce to you guys this week- what you can control in your pregnancy and birth. We fear that there's this illusion out there amongst birthing women, that there is no control.
In fact, what triggered this topic for us was coming across a birth story post on Instagram. This woman shared her rather traumatic birth story and concluded it by telling her followers that there's no point in having a birth plan or preparing for the experience because it's all out of your control.
Maybe having that perspective was a coping strategy for her, a way to process a disappointing experience. Because when you don't believe you can control anything, perhaps you're able to maybe more easily release the experience you've had, especially if it wasn't a great one. BUT! women who head into pregnancy and birth...