Teamwork – it is my goal to work together with all the members of the community. This includes medical professionals, holistic professionals, local nationals and families, AD, Civilians and Contractors. We are stronger when we are united. Families will benefit when we work together!
“I am one of the Staff Nurses and I can’t thank the doulas enough for helping support our patients in their labors. I feel comfortable and confident with my patient’s pain when I can help them with medications and epidurals. When they decide to go natural, it’s a different story. I am always relieved when I see a doula walk through our doors and know that they are going to help support my patient in ways I am often too busy to help with! Thank you to those in the volunteer program, what a wonderful idea for those with little support in the San Diego area!” L & D Nurse
Supportive care during labor does not include clinical care, but involves women who offer physical comfort, emotional support, and information. Doulas also assist women in communicating their wishes to caregivers, and engage their husbands or partners as desired by the couple. For an expecting woman without any support of any kind, having a doula could greatly improve her outcome and view on birth.
Military families often live minimally right? Moving every few years we become experts in packing, making lists and sleeping on air mattresses or in hotels for weeks at a time.
What happens when it comes time to have a baby and packing for the hospital? I giggle a little when parents bring with them everything short of the kitchen sink. So here are some tips to help guide you prepare and get that birth bag ready to go.
Time after time, I hear stories of women who are in the birthing room by themselves for one reason or another. There are many different reasons, but often mom is alone because her spouse is deployed, she is a single active duty mom, or perhaps she is stationed halfway around the world and does not have access to a good support network.