Consider this my PSA for now. I support women and families in whatever way they need and want through the birth and postpartum period.
ALL WOMEN, ALL FAMILIES, ALL CHOICES, ALL BIRTHS.
I'm taking an intense Montessori training, and that's a different post for a different day, but if you know anything about Montessori education, you know that the children reach their full potential when they are simply supported in the right environment. I have already seen so many correlations in this training to what I am already doing with birthing women.
YOU are most successful when you don't feel pressured from anyone to birth in any certain way...when YOU know your goals and are given the tools and the environment to achieve them.
YOU know how to give birth and deserve to do it on your terms, in your own unique way. WHATEVER that means to you.
Being supported in birth is not about an ideal, it's YOUR journey. NO matter what occurs, you should have loving, NON-JUDGEMENTAL support throughout the entire process.
YOU are the only person who can define what YOUR ideal is. No one should do that for you. And whoever you choose to be a part of that journey should have the wisdom and insight to allow YOU to make your own choices and decisions in that process.
As a doula, I support you in a gentle, loving, accepting way. I know that you will have YOUR best birth, I don't need to bring in my own ideals or agenda.
When I encounter people who don't understand the role of a doula, they automatically think that MY goal for my clients is natural birth...or that's all I attend. My goal for my clients is to support their birth, however they want and need...and that's the end of the story.
I give AMAZING NATURAL BIRTH support.
I give AMAZING EPIDURAL BIRTH support.
I give AMAZING CESAREAN BIRTH support.
I give AMAZING SUPPORT to every client, no matter where or how they give birth.
And when plans change, I STILL give AMAZING support...
I want YOU satisfied with your birth. I will never judge you. End of story.
Much love to you and yours from Fort Worth, Texas. Let me know how I can help you have the birth you want. ~Abbey Robinson, CD Labor-ProDoula
Abbey is a birth and postpartum doula and placenta specialist in Dallas/Fort Worth and a mom to 4 children between the ages of 21 and 7.