Pros and cons of medication before and during birth

Ana Paula Markel, Professional Doula, shares advice for women on the pros and cons of using medication before and during childbirth
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Pros and cons of medication before and during birth

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The cons of using medication during labor and birth is that we never know how a woman responds until she actually tries. She may develop an allergic reaction or it may impair the way their labor is going to cope. It may have side effects on the baby. A medication always has side effects, even if it's a natural remedy. The pros of using medication is that it can actually help in a labor that has been very long. The uterus may need a little help in contracting a little bit more frequently, and mostly, if the woman feels like she is suffering through that experience. Labor is not meant to be an experience that a woman suffers through, but she gets through with confidence. What studies have shown that when a woman feels good about their birth experiences are actually women that feel heard and validated. Not just the ones that have vaginal births or even natural births.

Ana Paula Markel, Professional Doula, shares advice for women on the pros and cons of using medication before and during childbirth

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Ana Paula Markel

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Ana Paula Markel is the mother of four children. Having experienced two cesarean births, a medicated vaginal birth and a natural birth (in that order,) Ana Paula discovered a passionate interest in the childbirth process. Her goal is to assist mothers and families to explore the many options available in childbirth and to take responsibility for their choices.

Ana Paula has been teaching a very fun and active childbirth preparation workshop in Los Angeles for the past nine years and has supported hundreds of families during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Ana is also a doula trainer for DONA International and has been mentoring new doulas for the past six years. Ana Paula is honored to serve as Director of International Development for DONA International and to be on the advisory board for PAM (Pregnancy Awareness month.) In 2008 Ana founded BINI Birth, a center in Los Angeles dedicated to the childbirth education field, doula training and green pregnancy retail. BINI offers a variety of classes for pregnant couples and new parents. BINI offers yoga, Hypnobirthing, breastfeeding classes and support groups for new mothers and Ana’s very popular workshops. BINI Birth is also the premiere doula referral service in Los Angeles. Ana Paula is passionate about connecting families of all backgrounds with their ideal birth support.

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