💜 When it comes to feeling more in control, learning how to ask questions is a really important part of the process.
💙 Asking questions comes with confidence and confidence is something we build, it takes time and practice so asking questions is something that I encourage you to chip away at.
💚 Start with the small questions at your midwife check-ups. Especially if you feel bamboozled by medical terms or want more information on something.
What does this mean?
What are the implications of this for me and my baby?
Where can I get more information about this?
Can you explain that for me, please?
Is there another option?
Can you leave us for 10 minutes so that we can discuss this?
When it comes to the more challenging decisions that may crop up, I always refer to the BRAIN model, it is a fabulous tool, not just for birth but for lots of different decision making scenarios.