This expecting mom was afraid that a labor induction would lead her away from the natural birth she wanted.
But in fact, despite the cervadil, pitocin, and epidural, she was able to stay calm and peacefully push out her baby boy in 30 minutes! Her family and friends were nearby to welcome him to the world and all was fine in the end. This reminds us to expect the unexpected, and that we can still embrace our own story, even if it happened differently from the first draft.
Doulas have seen many birth scenarios. The fast, the furious, the slow, the painful, the home, the hospital...all the while working within the setting chosen by the mother and likely with new doctors, nurses, and family members each time. For a doula to say that she recommends Pretty Pushers labor gowns to her patients means a lot to us...because that means that she sees a positive experience and outcome when a mother wears it.