Midwife, Doula: What do you do in a birth?
What happens in birth leaves an impact. We were taught 32 years ago not to use a bulb syringe on babies when they are born. Our pediatric back up doctor taught us that the bulb actually damages the mucous membranes in the back of the baby’s throat. It also makes the baby’s heart beat go down. If God wanted us to bulb babies He would have attached a bulb to the midwife's body!
The adage, “don’t fool with mother nature,” is so often appropriate when it comes to birth ways. I challenge you to look at everything you do in a birth and check in with yourself with this question, “is this really necessary or beneficial, and to whom?”
Editorial: First Do No Harm - by Jan Tritten