Thank you to one of my colleagues, Rachel Davis, for
suggesting this topic.
I originally shared this after one of our couples had an unplanned unassisted birth couple encountered in the
hospital, and they were not treated very kindly upon arriving or throughout their hospital stay.
Most people would not expect their baby to be born at 35
weeks. In addition, they had not counted
on dealing with hospital protocols since they had planned a homebirth. The other situation they hadn’t planned on
was giving birth away from their community.
We got the opportunity to use our communication skills from
our Bradley™ training over the weekend.
It is always a good reminder that the skills we teach in class can serve
us long after labor and birth.
Our Angelika was in the hospital with an infection in her
neck. It looked like a big boil, and as
it turns out it was filled with pus and she needed minor surgery. As we navigated the hospital system, here are
the things we teach in class that we applied over the weekend.