There comes a point when you have to push.
When a woman is laboring she will ultimately get to a place when she has
to push. You don’t arrive there
without having gone through all the necessary stages but you may arrive sooner
or later depending on the speed at which you are traveling.
Some women like to putter along stopping to window shop and take in all
that is around them, while other women are on the fast track to the finish line
and see little of what has just passed them by. However a woman arrives to her
destination isn’t really the point; the point is that she will get there. As a
doula it is my job to jump-in the this vehicle called labor and take this joy
ride with each women no matter how fast or slow it may go and be confident that
given the proper directions she will arrive at her pushing destination and
ultimately achieve the prize at hand. Labor is not something that should be
given a proper time frame for completion; rather it should be given a road map
on how to get to the finish line, and so long as we do not veer off the road
along the way she will safely arrive at her destination.
You can think of your doula as your labor GPS she can locate where you
are headed, help find the quickest way to get there, tell you when to make
turns, and find detours in case of road blocks. So just like you wouldn’t leave home on
a trip without directions, don’t start your labor journey, without your
Jenny is a dedicated christian wife and mother. That is now pursuing her passion for everything birth!
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