Some women come out of the labor room with unexpected negative emotions. They can range from guilt... to fear... to rage... to hurt... to anguish. These mothers need our support so they can bring out the strong, confident mama that's inside them. Dismissing their feelings will not help those feelings magically disappear. Insensitive words only make things harder for her. It can be uncomfortable being with someone who is grieving. To be blunt, this is not about the comfort of others; it is about supporting mothers so they can do the best job for themselves and their babies. Mothers deserve this, and babies deserve this.
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Melissa and Ellen are birth doulas, childbirth educators, placenta encapsulation specialists, and Parent Effectiveness Training instructors serving the Denver, CO area. They are passionate about pregnancy, birth, baby care, and parenting. They bring over twenty years of combined experience to their premium childbirth classes, doula support, parenting classes, and placenta encapsulation services in the metro Denver area.