This article is part of Noelene Dwyer’s Pregnancy A to Z Essentials Series
Q : Questions
Questions are always the answer. Have you heard that saying before?
You need to know what great questions to ask, so you have the best birthing outcome possible, given your own set of unique circumstances because everyone’s pregnancy will be different, even if you’ve had a baby before.
So we need to ask the best possible questions for our own set of circumstances.
Consider questions you could ask around your pregnancy and birth when you are going to your hospital antenatal visits. Perhaps asking what are the standard hospital procedures for newborn babies and their mothers immediately post birth, and which ones could you opt out of.
Ask everything you need before you are in labour. What else would you like to know?
Knowledge is powerful when you apply it and take some inspired action.
“Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.”
~ Harriette Hartigan