What Exactly Does Your Obstetrician Do?
The reality … Your obstetrician absolutely wants the best for you and your baby.
Your obstetrician will come in and check you sometime after you’ve been admitted to the birth unit in your hospital and then come back for the delivery of your baby.
There are two things you need to know …
- Between these visits you will still breathe. Don’t expect your obstetrician to breathe for you or with you. LEARN HOW TO BREATHE WELL.
- Staff CNMs or obstetrical nurses will periodically come in a do whatever childbirth assessments are necessary … you still breathe. Don’t expect staff CNMs or obstetrical nurses to do the labour for you. LEARN HOW TO RELAX.
If 'they' won't do birth for you, what's left? ... You and your birth coach have the task of working together during all your labour contractions.
Learn about The Birthing Better Pink Kit skills
Your obstetrician wants you and your partner to have a positive and safe birth.
Obstetricians want couples to work together well in childbirth particularly once the birth contractions get more painful. Obstetricians don’t want to see you suffer and they know that childbirth can be painful BUT they will never stop you from managing your painful contractions well.
'Our doctor loved that we didn’t need any pain relief. She said to us .If you need something you can have it, but it’s always better for your baby if you can handle labour pains without pain relief.'
Ramona and Juan G…
'I do recommend to my patients that they learn how to breath and relax during labour. I’ve seen some wonderful births with couples who have used The Pink Kit resources. I fact I used them myself for both my births.'
Dr. Fran B ….
Your obstetrician will leave you in the capable hands of your hospital midwives/obstetrical nurses who absolutely love seeing birthing women cope well with labour pain and adore fathers who are great birth coaches.