"Cut me open. I love my baby so much, that I will do anything to get my baby out of my body alive. Lay me out, cut me open because I love my baby so much"
C-sections are hard. There is no denying that. Moms go through major surgery, with major risks, to bring their baby into this world safely. The recovery time is long and the scar is forever. C-sections moms are brave and selfless.
But for whatever reason people seem to think they don't need the same level of support as moms who opt to labor and birth vaginally.
This is crazy.
Moms who either have to have an emergency cesarean or chose to have a scheduled cesarean deserve the same level of respect, support and love as other moms.
If a cesarean mom wants a doula, she deserves a doula too. At Elevate Michiana Doula Services we support c-section moms just as much as we would any other mom.
How do doulas support cesarean moms?
We meet with you before and help you feel prepared and supported. We can answer your questions and help you plan what you want out of your birth experience. We will never judge your choices and will always offer you unbiased information. Do you want a special song playing? How else can we make this feel as personal and special as possible? We'll find out together,
We're there if you go into spontaneous labor. Sometimes labor starts before your scheduled cesarean. Your doula will be there for you. We'll talk you through each contraction and be by your side while you wait. We'll be there for your partner too.
We wait with you in pre-op. Anyone who's had or waited with someone who's had a surgery know they very rarely happen at the time you are told they will. Your doula will be there with you the entire time, helping you feel supported and calm.
We can support you in the operation room. We will make sure to tell you every detail if you want. We can be your eyes and hold you hand. If you can only have one person with you in the op room we can still help. Often after baby is born they will rush them out of the room to run tests. Your partner generally accompanies them. Your doula can then come in the room and stick by your side as the doctor finishes.
We will help you and your little transition after the birth. We can help get breastfeeding started. We can answer your questions, help you get settled, and make sure you get something to drink. We'll be by your side until you're comfortable and relaxed.
We come by to check on you after your birth. We can offer you continued breastfeeding or bottlefeeding support. We are there to talk about your birth and discuss how you are doing now.
Every mom could use a little extra support, and when we say every mom, we mean it.
Contact us today to set up your complimentary consultation.