Expecting mothers experience many emotions. They feel joy, overwhelmed, uncertain, and hopeful and require unwavering support. Here are some ways to physically and emotionally show up for the soon-to-be mothers you know.
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Advocating for Mom-to-be
For most expecting mothers, support is necessary to receive the proper care, feel relief, and lower their risk of developing anxiety and stress-related conditions whether support from a partner, family, or services like doula care, it has been proven to enhance the overall health of mother and baby.
First 5 Sac
Here are a few ways to advocate for mothers-to-be at medical appointments.
Make a List
Use this list to help address concerns that mom-to-be may have
Keep track of information and take notes of doctor’s advice so mom doesn’t forget
If something is unclear, ask follow up questions to help mom better understand what is being discussed
This is an emotional time for mom, so encourage her throughout the process
Understanding Mom-To-Be’s Birth Plan
Birth plans inform everyone of the mom’s goals and expectations for labor, delivery, and recovery.