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You absolutely must have a doula!!! Mary Susan was absolutely phenomenal. She was such a delight and extreme comfort to have in the room with me. She, unlike nurses or midwives, had absolutely no other agenda but to focus on me and make sure I was mentally, emotionally and physically doing well. Birth is a mental game. A beautiful birth requires a gifted coach in the corner and though my husband is obviously super cute, he doesn’t quite know the mental battle & unbelievable pain of birth & couldn’t be all the support I needed.
Being alone & left in unbelievable pain was my greatest fear. That was my prior experience which left me horrified. She made me feel soooo brave and calm and I was never, ever alone. I felt such joy compared to my last experience which left me full of anger & fear. And she had an extra nose ring which saved the day!
“Through all this, I was so glad to have a doula. I never had false labor with my first; I had contractions that started and never stopped, slowly intensifying over 40-some hours until I gave birth. This pregnancy had been so different, and I felt betrayed and let down by my body again and again. Mary Susan kept reminding me: Every contraction was preparing my body for labor. It might not be dilating my cervix, but it is all preparation to bring my baby into the world. Her support to trust and work with a body that I felt had failed me over and over throughout my pregnancy—when I felt weak; when I felt scared—was invaluable.”