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September 29th, 2010, 04:01 PM
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My search for a doula is not going well! I emailed several last week, and finally thought I was getting somewhere and both people that contacted me to set up a meeting, proposed times and then never responded again. I thought about emailing them again, but I'm getting to the point where if they can't be bothered to even set up an initial appointment with me - clearly they aren't the right fit!

So, I gave up on Google and went straight to the DONA site, and I contacted three more today. Fingers crossed that I hear back from some one and can get a meeting with them! At this rate it's not going to be a matter of who I click with, it's going to be who gets back to me!
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September 29th, 2010, 05:01 PM
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That's too bad. Not what I would have expected. Do any of the doula's have a number to call, instead of email? Someone I know is a doula and she's always running around to different births... I can't imagine she'd have time to answer emails on a regular basis. Plus if you get them on the phone you can set up the appointment right then.

I'd be a bit discouraged if I were you as well, but remember you have lots of time before baby comes still. I hope you still get some more responses!
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September 29th, 2010, 06:45 PM
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You can and will get a great doula! I know you will b/c you really want one. I knew I needed one b/c otherwise I would have been totally alone and unsupported. I had one and after one meeting and a few e-mails back and forth it didn't work out. I started to give up on the idea of having a doula,but I wouldn't let myself. I Googled a few more doulas and found the best one! You will too!
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September 29th, 2010, 06:46 PM
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I've done both - called and emailed. I've gotten voicemails on all of the ones I've called, which is why I went to emails. lol

The good news is - one of the ladies that I emailed this afternoon just called!! She sounded really great and we set up an appointment to meet next Tuesday!
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September 29th, 2010, 06:54 PM
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Have you tried
Find a doula for your due date and area at DoulaMatch.net
That is how I found my doula..
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September 29th, 2010, 07:53 PM
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hang in there Jen, it will happen!
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September 29th, 2010, 09:02 PM
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Have you tried
Find a doula for your due date and area at DoulaMatch.net
That is how I found my doula..
No! I hadn't even come across that. Thanks!!
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September 29th, 2010, 10:14 PM
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I wish you LUCK!! I get to meet my doula tomorrow!!! It's a bit late in my pregnancy but its been a long ride.
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September 30th, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Score two!! Had another one email me back that I called yesterday. So apparently my theory should have been to contact doulas I knew NOTHING about. Originally I went with ones that had websites, etc. This time I just picked random people off the DONA site and I've gotten MUCH better responses!
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September 30th, 2010, 10:46 AM
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I'm glad you are getting better responses!!!
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September 30th, 2010, 10:57 AM
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YAY! That's great.
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I hope you find just the right one!
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