There has been quite a stir about a mom in England who requested, and was allowed, to bring her certified therapy dog with her to her birth. There are reports that the staff at the hospital were "appalled."
I have to raise an eyebrow at that - I mean, I'm not really concerned with how they felt about it. If the hospital cleared it, it's all good. Remove the word dog and fill in birth ball or rice sock. How does that feel now?
I'm not advocating that everyone bring a dog in, but if the hospital yes to her request and she wanted it - why are we being so judgey? I don't think dogs are the new doula.
Would you bring your dog? If you had a home birth and had your pets with you - how was that?
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