Stop scaring pregnant women. Just stop. It's not nice.
WE CAN DO BETTER!
Everyone knows somebody that knows somebody else who has a terrifying or traumatic pregnancy, labor, or birth story and they share it every chance they get. Why? Drama. Plain and simple. A nice, pleasant birth experience doesn't illicit the same 'shock and awe' as a story that includes horrific pain, gory messes, or evil villains. Whether or not the (over) sharers intend to, these tales instill fear into the hearts and minds of expecting families, and fear is not conducive to a positive birth experience.
Education trumps fear. Education is the Superhero that pregnant women so desperately need, but not just any old education. The birthing women of the world need comprehensive, unbiased, and fact, not fear, based education that allows them to apply the concepts to their own unique situation and sort through all of their options and choose what exactly is best for them.
Many doulas and childbirth educators come from a place of advocacy or activism, where they believe certain aspects of pregnancy or birth are the ONLY way and they push their beliefs onto others and offer conditional education and support. Their way or the highway, so to speak. The information that they present is often one-sided and fear based. Once again, not nice. Not nice at all.
Joplin Doulas isn't about advocacy or activism. We don't fight for what we want, use scare tactics, or speak for others and take away their voice. We encourage families to figure out exactly what they want and need, and we provide unconditional support and education, regardless of our personal choices or feelings. This is precisely why Joplin Doulas teaches Your Birth Experience.
Your Birth Experience isn't a one-size-fits-all childbirth education solution. YBE is a comprehensive and fully-customizable education and preparation system that allows birthing women and their partners to explore themselves, each other, and all of their options. In the words of Missy David, creator of Your Birth Experience, "My passion is to instill confidence in parents and professionals by equipping them to achieve their goals. I combat myths with facts using simple and effective training techniques and by providing the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions and take action."
No fear. Just facts.
If you are looking for childbirth education and/or doula support and would like to kick fear out of your pregnancy and birth, give us a call to setup a free consultation! 417-616-3252
No ghosts, no goblins, and no scary stories here. :-) If you're looking for positive stories, and I assure you, there are PLENTY of them out there, click here.
-Samantha, Owner, Doula, CYBE