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December 12th, 2008, 01:11 PM
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another thing to thinkabout (from those with midwives) is that she may not be there all the time for a multitude of reasons, and durring late labor and pushing she is all about the more medical side of things- checking baby, etc.

IMO as a doula at a home or BC birth I'm the most valuable in early labor, durring pregnancy and then durring pushing/after birth. And I've never felt redundant, even with a midwife and 2 birth assistants. I am always doing vastly different things then they are.
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