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_Brandy_ February 23rd, 2009 09:44 PM

Have any of you hired a doula? Either for your upcoming birth or a previous birth?

~Jackie February 24th, 2009 05:14 AM

No, can't afford it after having to pay OOP for our MW.

inyourhonor February 24th, 2009 07:43 AM

No, I would have if my midwife wasn't such a great support system and knew exactly what our wishes were. Her student was also great. I had 2 midwives and 1 student midwife at my birth and felt that, they were just as great.

I do think that if anyone can afford it, they should get a doula. I wish I had one for my first sons birth, maybe I wouldn't have this scar on my tummy.

_Brandy_ March 3rd, 2009 09:12 PM

I hired a doula with my second. I didn't with my others though.

Alison79 March 4th, 2009 08:58 PM

I had a doula with my last birth. She was amazing :) My Midwife and her assistant were fantastic but it was nice to have someone there who made sure I had everything I needed and DH never had to leave my side because she took care of things he otherwise would have done.

Jaci March 7th, 2009 11:27 AM

Re: Have any of you hired a doula?
 
I will for my next one. Doulas are an FSA expense for those who can't afford it out of pocket (so are mw). I'm doing it because I'm also vbac and I want someone who can be there for me if we do a hospital transfer.


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