December 6, 2016
During pregnancy, your body is experiencing a lot of new things! Even if this is not your first pregnancy, each pregnancy is unique, and sometimes something happens that makes you wonder, "Is this normal?"
Part of the reason that doula care includes 24/7 text, email, and phone support, is so that you always know that you have someone to call if you have questions. We are trained and familiar with what is normal in pregnancy, and if we notice a red flag, we will always tell you to go ahead and call your OB or midwife, or even sometimes just to go straight in to L&D to be seen. When that happens, we may also talk you through what to possibly expect, and how to prepare.
Below we list a few of the biggest red flags women sometimes encounter during pregnancy, and when it warrants a trip to L&D, or a call in to the office. No matter what, though, we want you to know: if you are concerned, go be seen! That is what your healthcare team is there for, and they are happy to help you, even if it is just to put your mind at ease that everything is Ok and normal. Your instinct is the number one thing to follow.