As a mother of four and a full-spectrum doula, I have learned that no two births will ever be the same. Seeing families get treated as a textbook cases throughout their pregnancies and births has always confused me. We are all individuals, unlike any other.
I love being able to assess and assist an individual with their unique needs, vs the entire pregnant population as one. Knowing that birth is normal and natural, but understanding we can encourage better birth with various preparations is powerful. Painful pregnancy is not normal, it’s just been normalized.