The Importance of Taking a Childbirth Education Class with Sarah Thorpe
Meet Sarah! She's a Registered Nurse, Mom, Certified Postpartum Doula, and Doula Certified Childbirth Educator. Sarah realized that childbirth education and doula work doesn't have to be all or nothing. Like a lot of things in life, most families (like hers) end up landing somewhere in the middle. She helps new parents find the best way to nurture their birth and postpartum phase.
In this episode, you'll hear about:
- What is a postpartum doula?
- Our society is lacking communal support for women
- Evidence-based education
- Preparing for childbirth
Here are Sarah's favorite resources:
- DoulaMatch.net - Find a postpartum doula near you who fits well with your personality
- The Birth Partner Book
- This Isn't What I Expected Book: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
Our society is lacking communal support for new parents. It really does take a village to raise your child and now that we live so far from family, it can be SO hard. Having a postpartum doula tips us back to where we're supposed to be—doing the best that we can, with helping hands.