Ask a Doula: How can a doula assist my family during a planned, medically necessary C-Section?

This is a nice piece written by two Doulas in the Twin Cities. There is so much to do in the area of birthing a baby to make the whole experience a pleasure and anxiety free.

The Childbirth Collective

A doula assists a birthing family in the OR at Abbott Northwestern. A doula assists a birthing family in the OR at Abbott Northwestern.

We are excited for our first “Ask a Doula” post to have responses from not one, but two of our Collective doulas! On the heels of April’s International Cesarean Awareness Month, a mama on our Facebook page asked, “How can a doula assist my family during a planned, medically necessary C-section?”   Women having a necessary surgical birth still have choices for this important day! If you know you’ll be having a surgical birth, interview several providers and find one who can help you have the cesarean birth experience you want.  If you’re interested in learning more, check out this video on the  Natural or Family-Centered Cesarean movement being implemented in the UK. 

Our first doula response comes from Karrie Nesbit CD(DONA), CLC, HCHD: 

When considering a planned surgical birth, getting the information you need to make…

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