Practitioners are often too busy to take the time to educate their clients. They may not be aware of all the options. Parents appreciate having a comprehensive source for information as they can become overwhelmed by the number of decisions they need to make. Some parents simply don’t know what questions to ask. The internet offers so many different views about the birth experience that it can be confusing. Everyone wants to make the best possible decisions, but researching options can be time consuming.
A consultation takes parents step-by-step through the many choices they have when determining where and with whom to give birth. I can help them to discern the differences between the choices. We go through a comprehensive checklist of decisions including midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, and childbirth education classes. Parents are encouraged to ask their own questions. After a single hour to hour-and-a-half session, parents will have a direction and list of practitioners to interview. A follow-up session is available for parents who desire more time and reassurance or have further questions.
Initially, I prefer to speak to parents by phone to assess whether or not they they would be best served by a consultation. I enjoy this work immensely and notice that most parents need to learn so much in order to make informed decisions. They leave a consultation confident that they will find practitioners that will support and honor them during this most precious time of their lives. Babies are very happy that their parents are making such healthy happy choices!
Practitioners, please send your clients to BirthLink so they can have the best possible chance of having the birth of their dreams. They will be glad you did. You will be happy to know that your clients are making informed decisions about their health care. Parents may call me directly at 847-733-8050.
If you would like to learn more about the consultations please visit our web site. https://birthlink.com/birth-options-consultation/