My Client’s Body is Broken – aka the problem with many doulas these days.
It happens all the time in doula forums. A doula comes to the group and is desperate for ways to help make her client’s labor efficient. The breakdown goes a little something like this:
“My client has been in labor for (insert random #of hours or days here) with contractions that are stop and start. They range from 8-10+ minutes apart and then stop completely for hours at a time. What can we do to get this labor to be more productive?”
And then the replies start:
- ”Baby might be malpositioned. Try hands and knees, miles circuit, three sisters.”
- “Do Walcher’s to get baby engaged!” This one is the one that drives me totally bonkers and it’s suggested so frequently we should make it part of a “terrible suggestions for prodromal labor” drinking game! Because it…
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