Log In Sign Up

Got to doula two nights ago :)


Forum: September 2013 Playroom

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Like Tree7Likes
  • 7 Post By Steph604

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To September 2013 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
March 28th, 2013, 08:52 PM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 680
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
Anitha, L-SBB, TaraJo29 and 4 others like this.
__________________

*Thanks so much Jaidynsmum for my awesome siggy!*
06/12 11/12

Make a pregnancy ticker
Reply With Quote
  #2  
March 28th, 2013, 09:36 PM
TaraJo29's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,741
Wow! How neat! That sounds like an awesome labor. Me, too, please! lol

I wonder sometimes what it would be like to be on that end of the labor experience (observing) rather than being the one laboring. Are you going to doula full-time after she doesn't need you anymore?
__________________
Mom to Titus (10), Isaiah (8), Noelle (6), Joel (4), Hannah (2), and baby due Sept 10!

[/url]

Reply With Quote
  #3  
March 28th, 2013, 09:42 PM
mirdeemrlvs's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,464
so exciting :-) My nephew was born a couple weeks ago and it makes me want to hold my baby so bad.
__________________
Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3



Reply With Quote
  #4  
March 29th, 2013, 06:42 AM
Keakie's Avatar Learning to walk in faith
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Near the land of cream cheese
Posts: 5,308
That's so exciting! What a great birth.
__________________

Thank you to Jaidynsmum for our awesome banner and my fabulous siggie!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
March 29th, 2013, 07:24 AM
MyFantasticFour's Avatar Mommy of 4
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,302
That's awesome!!! I can't wait until I go for doula training. I LOVE birth!
__________________




Reply With Quote
  #6  
March 29th, 2013, 07:35 AM
MandersM's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,193
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 -




Make a pregnancy ticker
Reply With Quote
  #7  
March 29th, 2013, 07:36 AM
estherm's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,392
What a lovely experience..

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..
__________________


Thank you Jaidensmum!

Reply With Quote
  #8  
March 29th, 2013, 08:33 AM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 680
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!
__________________

*Thanks so much Jaidynsmum for my awesome siggy!*
06/12 11/12

Make a pregnancy ticker
Reply With Quote
  #9  
March 29th, 2013, 02:50 PM
beckiethedoula's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: the land of milk and honey, UT
Posts: 2,089
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
__________________





Reply With Quote
  #10  
March 30th, 2013, 03:08 PM
MamaLaurie's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 484
I think it would be so awesome to be on the other end!! Wish I could doula!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:03 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0