As a doula, I’ve been at many births where moms have faced a variety of labor challenges. At some of these births, care providers simply told the mom without discussion, “This is what we need to do.” With others, the moms were always given the opportunity to make, and own, the decision--even in situations where perhaps there was only one option left to choose. For many women, participating in the decision process helps them accept situations that the did not expect or choose.
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