I will just start by saying, our recent birth experience was amazing!!
In my younger years I was actually somebody who didn’t think they wanted children at all. I think this strongly stemmed from my fear of pregnancy and childbirth that came from growing up in a society that makes birth sound so terrible. When I met my husband he assured me that he would someday like to have children and so I spent the following few years becoming almost obsessed with researching pregnancy and birth.
Thankfully after stumbling across some great positive birth podcasts I was able to completely change my views and actually got excited about becoming a Mum. When it came time for us to start planning our family, I already knew that I would like to use a doula based on the many positive reviews I had listened to.
Most doulas will recommend you interview with at least a few different Doulas before making your final choice, to ensure you find a perfect match for you. Bron was the first doula that we met with and after that initial meeting we stopped our search as we knew she would be a great fit for us.
Since every labour and birth is different I knew that having Bron there to help us navigate whatever scenario came up for us would make both my husband and I feel much more relaxed and supported. It did. After a bit of a slow start to my labour, Bron was able to help us kick things up a notch by suggesting different positions for me to try.
Once things got going we were able to complete the entire labour at home with Bron there to support us, I literally arrived at the hospital only to hop straight into the birth pool and was holding our baby girl a half hour later.
This experience was so empowering for me! To go from not wanting children at all because of my fear of birth, to having a natural labour and birth, was completely life changing for me. I left the hospital saying I wanted to have at least four babies now! Haha