Rasee was so open to choices in labour that I have almost stopped worrying about it
My husband was delightfully well behaved (despite knocking back beers) and I think his presence and contributions (more like quips) helped everyone to a certain extent
I met two other mums-to-be that are due around the same time as me. This was very reassuring
One of those mums seemed to be totally on my wave length and the prospect of building a new friendship network seems so much easier now
At the Christmas Eve coffee morning we laughed and joked, my husband entertained us with his sarcasm and quick quips, but what Rasee managed to achieve in a matter of seconds was a lively, warm, sharing of information and thoughts. I walked away feeling empowered and not alone.
If you are still wondering what a Doula technically does - here is Rasee's description:
"As a doula, I accompany women in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I draw on my knowledge and experience as a doula to provide emotional support, physical comfort and, as needed, communication with other caregivers to make sure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions as they arise in labor. I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner (if present), make suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for comfort. I am independent and self-employed. As your doula, I am working for you, not your caregiver or hospital."But they have already done more than this for me. They have helped me bridge the world from working wife, with zero knowledge of labor choices, no mummy friends, and a future that seemed more scary than enlightening; to the world of future mum, with new social circles, new conversation topics, and new energy.
Thank you Doula's of Bangkok x