Sunday, January 13, 2008

Great waterbirth

My client X asked me to be her doula for the second time, a year after I attended the waterbirth of her second child.
We had some doubts about whether this would be a straightforward labour...but as it turned out, it was totally straightforward.
X had some cervical issues that might well have given some doctors reason to refuse to support her choice of natural labour. But the hospital we were at respected her as an intelligent informed mum and agreed to support her wishes. In the event, the cervical issues made absolutely NO difference to a steady dilation speed and a strong labour which ended with a gorgeous waterbirth of a beautiful baby girl.

1 comment:

dianne said...

Thank you for the waterbirth story - i have been doing waterbirths in hospital and home since 1987. I have supported many mothers with various isues in pregancy or labour to assist them in choosing a safe and realistic option - not always actually using water as the end choice.
I can be contacted via email