Why Birth Matters

Being pregnant and giving birth changes us as human beings. Our perception of self can, and usually is, altered irrevocably. These moments in our lives are some of the most crucial because all future generations are affected by these moments.


If the birthing person views their experience negatively, they can turn those feelings inward. This can cause their self-esteem to suffer. The negative self-talk, doubting their abilities, can then make it difficult to trust their capability to parent. Parenting is hard enough as it is; throwing in feelings of personal mistrust makes it infinitely harder. Parents struggle to make choices or trust their instincts.


Sometimes when a person suffers trauma, they can disconnect from things that remind them of that trauma. This can/does happen with people who have traumatic births. They may have a hard time bonding with their baby because their baby triggers them into a fight-or-flight response. This emotional removal from their offspring is felt by the child and that child's feelings of self-worth then come into question. Why doesn't my parent love me?


Put these two things together: a parent who doubts their abilities and a child who doesn't feel loved. This vicious cycle is hard to break. No one is at fault -- the problem is the cycle. This is why birth matters. Our feelings of self-worth and our ability to parent depend on feeling empowered, heard, respected, and loved.



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We support clients who choose all options, including:

Medication Free Natural Birth, Vaginal birth with medication, Planned Cesarean Section, The Bradley MethodLamaze, Hypo-birth, VBAC, Induction, Twins, Hospital Birth, Homebirth, and High-Risk Birth.

 

Our Atlanta doulas serve Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, Douglas, Dekalb, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Paulding counties in the Atlanta, GA area.

We attend births at the following locations: Atlanta Birth Center, Atlanta Medical Center, Cartersville Medical Center, Emory Decatur, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory John's Creek, Gwinnett Medical Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, Kennestone Hospital, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Northside Hospital Atlanta, Northside Hospital Cherokee, Northside Hospital Duluth, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Piedmont Hosptial, Piedmont Newton Hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital 

 

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Please note that each doula works for herself and herself only, and is not an employee of Atlanta Birth Doula. We strive to retain only the best doulas on our website, but we are not responsible or liable for their work in any way. If you have a complaint against any of the doulas listed herein, please let us know so we can reevaluate our relationship.