We believe that women should be treated with kindness and respect in childbirth !
We believe that bullying and coercion have no place in healthcare!
We believe that dignity and compassion are not too much to ask for pregnant women!
When I’m having a contraction…please do not ask me a question!
Dr. Michael Odent has said…..
When I’m having a contraction…please do not tell me what I’m doing wrong!
When I’m having a contraction…please do not fuss at me!
” The support a woman receives in labor and birth makes the difference between empowerment and trauma.” ~Mrs. BWF http://birthwithoutfearblog.com
When I’m in labor…please respect my choices!
It is just respect, something that every human being should extend to others. And imagine what if we all did respect each other. Imagine the possibilities, beginning with birth.
It really is not that difficult. The Midwives and Nurses in these pictures gave these women and men respect…right here at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, NC.
Why can’t this happen everywhere??? It just is not that difficult!!! Respect!!!
When I’m in labor…please enter quietly, peacefully, lovingly…and respectfully!
Not only did this beautiful couple have the vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) that they so wanted…but they had the birth in a warm pool of water…all at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, NC. Congratulations to everyone!!!
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Your nurses while you are at the hospital can make all the difference in the world as to how you perceive your birthing experience.They even impact your labor and your breast feeding experience.
And I can tell you, there are some outstanding nurses at Women’s Hospital in Greensboro, NC….in Maternity Admitting, Labor & Delivery, Mommy Baby rooms….well, just everywhere!
But please remember, nurses are people, too. And not every person is a personality fit to every other person.
If you feel the least bit uncomfortable, all you need do isask to see the Charge Nurse and tell her, with kindness, you would like to have a different nurse, if at all possible.
In all likelihood, if you are feeling uncomfortable, your nurse is probably also feeling some tension. Changing nurses is therefore a win win for all. As we all know….tension is not good for anyone….. not for you, not for your little baby, not for your nurse!!!
I am so thankful for the opportunity of being with some amazing midwives this year!
The Creative Center and Piedmont Area Doula Association will host a
FREE Baby Belly celebration
on Sat, Nov 10th from 10am-2pm.
Expectant moms interested in expanding their artistic and healthy prenatal experience are invited to a day of belly painting, belly casting and belly dancing.
Prenatal massage, acupuncture and the use of herbs will be showcased in
The Gallery at 900 16th Street
Herbal teas and a healthy lunch will be available for purchase.
Pamper yourself and hear about education styles, lactation support and the most up to date research on birthing techniques.
This event is sponsored by Women’s Hospital and All About Baby Boutique.
For more info, contact 336- 312-4678.
The pictures speak thousands of words of love!!!
Welcome Earthside, Abigail Grace !!!
Hello Kenny.. You are welcome to share my story with anyone you like.
My birth experience was very positive but it took a partnership between us and Women’s Hospital.
During my Cesarean everyone around me was very considerate and encouraging. They even had a mirror there so I was able to see my baby when he was delivered right from my belly. After which they handed him to me and helped me remove my robe. My husband and I were then able to hold him and the nurse was kind enough to make a makeshift tent over our heads so the operating room lights wouldn’t bother or deter my son from opening his eyes. We spent close to 15 minutes like this and it was wonderful.
I was taken to the recovery room after and my son was brought to me within a few minutes.
One of the things we made sure to request was that my husband be with our son whenever he had to be taken away from me. Luckily , with the exception of a couple of times, the hospital was able to help us make this happen.
My son stayed with me the entire time from there on out and I even got to give him his first bath. We requested for the staff not to do this immediately after birth and for me to be involve when it happened. It was wonderful that they complied.
As for nursing, I nursed as soon as he was born as I already had my colostrum/milk come in. Our birth plan clearly stated no bottles/formula or water and therefore we were never asked or offered any of these things.
The staff was very considerate of our wishes and tried to comply and find me alternatives to make the experience positive for us. The only thing that I absolutely hated was when they had to prick his heel to collect blood for tests. The only good part about this was that they let me hold him while this happened. I continued to nurse him but he was still pretty upset so we could have done without it.
One thing I would recommend to all mothers going through a cesarean is that don’t be afraid to ask and communicate how you want your experience to be. The staff at Women’s is very accommodating and I am sure if thy can’t fulfill your request as is they will find an alternative.Thank you, my friend, for sharing your story! You will not believe how many women you have impacted by doing so! You are a beautiful and brave woman!!! (Obviously, these are stock pictures not of my friend.)
What do you think about smoking marijuana while pregnant?
How about while breast feeding?
There are many experts who believe this is harmful in many different ways. Some site low birth weight, poor physical development, impaired nervous system development, problems with short term memory, concentration and judgement, and the list continues. But there seems to be no conclusive evidence or studies at this time.
However, this much is a fact……when a mother smokes marijuana,
THC WILL show up in her lab work
AND IN HER BABY’S LAB WORK AS WELL!!!
If mom is smoking weed and feeling high because of this THC,
then isn’t her baby feeling high, too???
THC does mess with the brain…we all know that. But do you want it messing with your baby’s brain?
THC crosses the placenta to the unborn child.
THC crosses to breast milk to the nursing baby.
And here is another fact…
if THC is discovered in the lab work of mother and baby at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, NC,
Child Protection Services of the Department of Social Services
WILL BE NOTIFIED AND THEY WILL FOLLOW UP!
So what do you think? Is it worth it???
You just may be harming your child!!!