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This week is Black Maternal Health Week, and in that, I will be sharing my experiences with both of my babies while sharing the importance of listening to your mind, body, and soul as you prepare to bring another life into this world. Before you think “Well, I’m not pregnant, so this post isn’t for me.”; it still can be. Educating yourself early can help when that time does come.
I’ll be the first to admit that I was very naive when I was pregnant with Dallas. I did my research and was well aware of what I thought would happen, but I guess I kind of expected everything to go alright. Only once did Jarrod and I have the conversation on what would happen if he had to make the tough decision between the baby and me after that we didn’t talk about it anymore. This time around,I was more aware and even had the opportunity to sit down with a doula and discuss my birthing plan. Even though I had already had one baby, times change, three years make a world of difference. Not to mention we are in the middle of a global pandemic.
Did you know Black women are more than likely to be mistreated by the health care system? Scary right, you would think you willbe in safe hands ,but sometimes that is not always the case. For this very reason, it is important to have someone there with you to advocate with you, such as a doula. A few weeks before I had Demi, I had the opportunity to meet with my girl Britteny who happens to be a doula. We went through the ins and outs of what would happen during labor and decided on what I wanted my birth plan to look like,t was amazing!hile I wasn’t able to follow everything, we put together, I definitely was able say yay or nay to what I wanted and what I didn’t want.
For all my mommas out there, I think you would agree that each birth is different. I think you would also agree that you learn something new along the way. During such a crazy time in life when you just want time to stand still wouldn’t be amazing to have someone there to advocate for you while you and your significant other can enjoy the moment. As awareness is being brought to Black maternal health, I thought it would fantastic to have Britteny share with my socialites the ins and outs of being a doula.
xoxo Miss Society
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