I'm a Natural Birth Warrior!!

(Translated from Porteguese to English below)

Meu nome é Heduana Bastos, e pela graça de Deus recebi um presente em março de 2017, a dádiva de gerar um filho. E ao longo da gestação estive muito insegura a respeito do parto. No Brasil temos a opção de escolher qual parto ter, seja cesariana ou normal. Aqui nos EUA prezam muito pelo parto normal. Confesso que tinha muito medo dos dois, não sabia bem como seria. Até que uma amiga me indicou uma doula que auxiliou muito no parto dela. Depois de conhece a doula por nome de La Toya pude entende o quanto é importante e mais saudável o parto normal. Dias depois minha bolsa rompeu e logo fui ao hospital. Acompanhada por meu esposo e uma doula começamos os trabalhos de parto. Foi maravilhoso o acompanhamento de uma doula. Ela me ajudou no equilíbrio emocional e controle na respiração. Fizemos exercícios para ajudar na dilatação. E além de tudo todo apoio e incentivo que tudo iria dar certo. Após quase 5 horas nasceu minha princesa Grace. Veio pra trazer muita alegria aos nossos corações. Quero agradecer a Deus, ao meu esposo e a La Toya que de uma forma extremamente profissional me auxiliou no parto. Além dos ensinamentos para a amamentação.

In English

My name is Heduana, and by the grace of God I received a gift in March 2017, the gift of conceiving a child. During most of my pregnancy I was very insecure about the delivery. In Brazil we have the option to choose which delivery to have either caesarean section or normal. Caesarean is encouraged and very common.  You rarely hear about a vaginal birth let alone un-medicated.  Here in the United States normal delivery is cherished more. I confess I was very afraid of the two,  I was not sure how it would be. Until a friend pointed me to a doula who had helped her so much in her delivery. That doula was La Toya.  After our education and empowering sessions I could understand how important and healthier a vaginal delivery was. A few hours after my water broke, I went to the hospital. Accompanied by my husband and a doula I began laboring intensely. It was wonderful the accompaniment of a doula. She helped my emotional balance, control over my birth and breathing. We did multiple position changes and techniques to help with keep labor consistent and to help me cope. With all the support and encouragement coming from LaToya and my husband that everything would work out. Nearly five hours my Princess Grace was born! I was told I couldn't have a natural birth and with the support of my husband and wonderful doula, I DID! He came to bring joy to our hearts. I want to thank God, my husband and La Toya who in an extremely professional and nurturing manner helped me in childbirth. In addition to teaching me about  breastfeeding and early parenting.

If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it"  
~ John H. Kennell, MD.

Follow us for more updates

  • Wix Facebook page
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Wix Twitter page
  • Yelp Social Icon
  • Pinterest App Icon

© 2018 by Doula View LLC

Proudly created with Wix.com