A little birdie told us you're being induced.
Don't panic, we're here for you.
It's nerve wracking to give birth and when you need to be induced before you thought you would or even after, there's definitely some added stress thrown in the mix. These days, birthing parents are more in control of their birth experiences and can choose elective induction for a long list of reasons. If you're planning an induction, you might need additional support to empower your family's decisions and preferences.
Your labor doula can give you a better understanding of the process.
After helping you and your partner create a birth plan, your labor doula is there to help you navigate your induction choices. While they support your final decisions completely, it's nice to understand more about your induction options and the different benefits and risks associated with each. Labor doulas offer additional peace of mind throughout your baby's birth and getting you through the induction process physically and emotionally.
Labor after induction can be different with each person. Your doula is by your side to help with some comfort measures and give you pain management solutions. Most inductions limit the mother's mobility because it requires them to be hooked up to several monitors that measure the baby's vitals. Your doula is trained to offer massage and pressure point techniques to manage pain and encourage the progression of your labor.
Labor can be just plain uncomfortable. Aside from the physical support a doula provides, they offer an awesome emotional support system for parents experiencing an induction birth. Induction can be a frustrating waiting game. When parents are feeling stressed or frustrated, your doula has the expertise to put your mind at ease. Having a doula during your induction can also empower you to change your mind as you see fit. Your birth is your experience and having a strong support system in your corner is incredibly important.
Induction births deserve a customized support system.
Labor doulas can provide the peace of mind and confidence that parents need as they navigate their baby's induction. The induction experience can be an intimidating one, and there's no reason to navigate these uncertainties alone.
Contact The Birth Geek and see how our labor doula team can help you and your partner as you plan for and approach your induction experience.