You Deserve to be Attuned To: Why You Should Hire a Birth Doula

I'm about to tell you a (sappy) story and I hope you'll keep reading because I promise you, being attuned to is important!

On the night I met my now husband, we had a heart to heart. If you've never had a heart to heart, its one of those kinds of conversations that just connect people together. You may talk about things you otherwise keep hidden or let out your deepest frustrations or successes. Usually at the end, you'll find you have a huge sense of clarity and peace.

I consider myself to be a pretty strong woman. It wasn't unlike me to instantly turn a guy down. Even looking back, its shocking to me that we had never met yet found ourselves astray from friends and a campfire, chatting so deeply. Tucked away from chaos, we connected over mutual interests as friends. Looking back, the key to our connection was attunement. 

What is attuning?

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Dictionary.com describes attuning as "being or bringing into harmony; a feeling of being "at one" with another being". It sounds magical, right? Well, it kind of is. Not only in the beginnings of a relationship but throughout that relationship as it changes and grows. The ability to attune can be taught but some people have a special natural knack for it. Those types of people that can chat with you in the grocery store line and make you feel completely comfortable and happy? Those are the pros of attuning!

Why You Need a Doula Who Attunes to You

The doulas of Northwest PA Doulas know how to attune. We were actually professionally trained to do so. Connection is something that is lost in daily life, at times. We like to change that by attuning to you and connecting with you throughout your pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. 

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The honor of having your trust isn't something we take lightly. To get to the deep places where fear or sadness reside, it can take a lot of work and a lot of trust. Especially when the throughs of pregnancy hormones and postpartum baby blues hit, it can be absolutely essential to have someone attuning to you, with zero judgement about the choices you make. 

So how do our doulas attune? We get to know you. We learn about your life, your struggles, the parts of parenthood that aren't sunshine and daisies. We learn about your hopes and your fears. We support you, whole-heartedly. Your experiences matter and you may perceive them completely differently from your partner, your mom, your friend. That is okay. You deserve support for your feelings, too. We're happy to provide doulas that can be that person for you. 

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You deserve to be completely attuned to as you journey into the unknowns of labor & parenting. Your experience is one that you will remember for the rest of your life. Having a positive experience sets you up to begin parenting in a healthy way.

With the mental and physical challenges of labor and birth, connecting to others is critical. Find your life raft for when the waters get too rough for you to handle. Commit to being vulnerable and open to their support. You deserve it!