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February 2nd, 2009, 10:41 AM
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February 2nd, 2009, 07:17 PM
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pretty good article! I didn't like how the one doula won't do hospital births and said it in the article... It's good for her to realize her boundries, but I don't think the article was the place to share that.

I also don't like doulas saying you con't make plans... I still make plans! sure- sometimes I have to cancel, or leave before I wanted to, but I'm not going to stop living just b/c I *could* be called away! And suprisingly enough- babies have so far been quite accomidating
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February 2nd, 2009, 08:00 PM
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The article was pretty good, but I will agree with Cheryl, there were a few points in there that surprised me.

I was in a staffing meeting today and was talking with the Director of one of the "Birth Centers" or as I like to refer to it "a glorified L&D unit." She said that they have started hiring doulas, but they call them "labor assistants" because women don't understand what doulas are!!!!! I was glad to hear that they are offering the extra services to encourage a natural birth, but I was shocked at the fact that they would essentially re-name these professionals rather than educating the patients!
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February 2nd, 2009, 11:43 PM
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MN/CO they have doulas in staff in a few of the hospitals in the cities---and they call them doulas!
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February 3rd, 2009, 07:19 AM
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Yeah, there were a few things in the article that bothered me too but mostly I hope that it lets women know about doulas and that they have that option when they are giving birth.
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