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My BFF since we were five had her second baby the other night. I was her doula for her first and got to be her doula for this lil guy too. She had a home delivery with both babies and this labour was SO fast! I was at her house till 10pm just visiting and she was having minor random contractions and then at 12am she called me to come back because they got stronger. She started pushing around 2:40 and had he was out in about 3 minutes! It was so amazing!
I got to leave my job too and now Im her post-partum doula for the next month so lots of newborn snuggles for me Its making me so excited to have this lil one who keeps kicking me all day long!
I had my appt yesterday and everything went great. Heartrate was 160 and Im measuring perfect
So exciting!! How special that you are able to be there for your friend!!
__________________ Expecting our first September 22, 2013!!
Positive HPT: 01/15
1st GP Appt: 01/23
2nd GP Appt: 02/20 - wasn't able to pick up a heartbeat
3rd GP Appt: 02-21 - due to spotting, still no hb
1st U/S: 02/25 - 10wk u/s due to spotting > saw the hb and our little blob!!
NPT U/S: 03/15 - got a wave from our LO!! And all looks well. We went public!!
3rd GP Appt: 03/22 - heard the hb...157!
1st OB Appt: 04/22 - LOVE my OB. She doesn't rush, as is pretty knowledgable about crohn's and pregnancy. hb = 159!
20wk u/s: 05/06 - Loved seeing our little babe again! Tech was very tight lipped though, and no medical info was given. And we're holding off on the gender until the reveal party!!
Reveal Party: 05/18 - IT'S A GIRL!!!!
OB Appt: 05/22 -
I have my doula training but sadly just can't find the time with kiddoes to do it!! I have attended 4 births and absolutely LOVE it but being on call and having childcare ready any time of the day for up to 5 weeks is just impossible for me ... Always wonder how others do it..
I wont doula full time, I decided not to do it professionally right now. Just like others said, its too hard with having a child to find last minute child care. But it is such an awesome job. Watching babies be born is such a miracle!
That's so wonderful! Being on the "watching" side of birth is so cool
I don't doula full time either, it is too hard daycare wise. I did for quite a while before I had Emie though because I had more options with my older kids. I haven't attended a birth in a while... makes me sad