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December 27th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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This is a dream I've had for too long to ignore any longer.

Where's the best place to go?
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There are a lot of certifying organizations and each have their own requirements. I'm starting doula training in the Spring! :-) This website has some great information on becoming a doula and some links to training resources. Another organization that I really like is Birthing From Within. Good luck!
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December 28th, 2009, 02:05 AM
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Oh I loved that book too!

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December 28th, 2009, 07:35 AM
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It really depends on several things. Try finding a midwife/doula organization in your area and asking what seems to be the best in your area. I'm getting my certification through DONA.
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Yay Val!!

I'm not really sure where to start, but I'm friends with a couple Doulas around here and I can see if any of them are willing to talk you through the process...
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December 28th, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Birthing From Within seems pricey but is more of what I want according to the website. Thier reading list looks extensive though. A little overwhelming honestly.

Dona looks to be a moderate price and I know the name brand is popular. Just wasnt' sure of the ins and outs.

Kelli that would be great!
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December 28th, 2009, 07:29 PM
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I'm certifying through ICEA to be a doula and CBE. DONA also certifies, as does Childbirth International, Birthing From Within, Birth Arts International, CAPPA, and MaternityWise. There's also a really good doula support forum out there, but I think it's against the rules if I post it here? PM me if you're interested.
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