As doulas who have witnessed many beautiful and moving caesarean births, it saddens us that caesarean birth is not as celebrated as a “natural” or vaginal birth is, and that mothers are made to feel ashamed or that they have somehow failed for having this type of birth.
One of the major questions us doulas get asked is what to pack in your hospital bag when you have a baby. The majority of birthing families are searching for hospital bag lists on the internet or getting them from their local hospital and do you know what we have realized?
Last month we headed out to Headwaters Health Care Centre, a hospital we work at frequently supporting our clients, and sat down with Clinical Nurse Specialist Lucy Gilmore and talked about her career, working in maternal health care, and in this community.
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I read the baby books, decorated the nursery, registered for the sound machine and baby tub. I took prenatal classes with my husband where we put diapers on teddy bears and practiced buckling the car seat. We took a hospital tour. I packed my bag. I went to prenatal yoga where I would visualize my labour and breath through the pain. I had a plan. I was ready. And I had no idea how wrong I could be.