I have had a lot of time to think about how I would like my next and likely last labor and birth to go. I have been dreaming of adding another baby for over 2 years now and actively trying to conceive for 14 months now.
My previous labors and births have been okay. The first one, there are many things that happened that I would go back and change if I could and when I gave birth to my younger two, the labor and delivery went more like I had hoped.
Since I have to be induced for medical reasons — I can’t naturally go into labor on my own, my births are more “medical” than I hoped they would be, but it’s reality and I have to make the best of it. I have been putting some serious thought into hiring a birth doula to make the medical birth the best birth for my situation so I can walk away feeling positive, supported and with good memories of my last labor.
Here are 7 reasons I am considering hiring a doula for my next labor and birth:
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