Y’all, interventions in maternity care should be the exception, not the norm.
Most births in the US are characterized by the routine use of👇
✔️Restrictions on eating + drinking
✔️Artificial rupture of membranes
✔️Continuous electronic fetal monitoring
✔️Augmentation of labor
These interventions disturb the normal physiology of birth and ultimately lead to a cascade of other interventions, putting mom and baby at increased risk.
Instead, let’s aim for more of the things that support the physiologic birthing process👇🏼
✔️Letting labor start on its own
✔️Using movement + positioning
✔️Letting water break on its own
✔️Eating + drinking as desired
✔️Delivering in positions other than flat on your back
As always, I encourage you to do your own research and get to know your options.
Oh, and hire a doula of course 😉❤️