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November 17th, 2008, 07:55 PM
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And I LOVE HER!!! She is SO awesome and I can't wait to have her help me during this delivery! I'm not sure if I told you guys this but my husband is in the Marines and will be deployed when this baby is due. My mom lives in the area but I didn't want her to be my only support system, especially not for all the technical things during labor like helping w/ positions and stuff. Anyway, I think it will be great to have a doula there considering the circumstances, so she'll work out perfectly! She is the sweetest woman ever and is so excited to help me w/ my natural delivery, yay! I was nervous to meet her b/c I only had a midwife last time and wasn't that familiar w/ the whole doula thing but she totally put me at ease. And all she asked me for is $30 for gas for our visits (which I'm sure won't even give her a full tank) and she is waiving her $500 fee for this since she is part of Operation Special Delivery and will volunteer her services since my husband will be deployed at the time of birth, woo hoo!!
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November 17th, 2008, 08:17 PM
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That's great, it sounds like you will really like her! I've heard of Operation Special Delivery which is a great idea. I'm sure it will be nice to have that support at your delivery!
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November 17th, 2008, 08:38 PM
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wow, how great is that? Wahoo!!

my doula made all the difference at our birth. The nurse sucked!
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November 19th, 2008, 07:46 AM
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Wow thats awesome! I think Im going to get a doula next time around too. The midwife helped but my Dh might as well have been gone because he wasnt much help with anything. (Except getting my mom to quit asking me if I wanted pain meds. ) That extra support would be awesome. Im happy for you!

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November 19th, 2008, 08:40 AM
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That's awesome.
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November 19th, 2008, 10:29 AM
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yay! how awesome is that! She sounds great!

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November 19th, 2008, 12:21 PM
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That is awesome!!!!!

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November 19th, 2008, 03:44 PM
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that sounds great!!!

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November 21st, 2008, 12:38 PM
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I must have missed this post in our PR (you know my flighty self) and Im so sooo happy you like your doula. How awesome is it that she is waving the fee! I mean obviously you would rather have Tony there, but having someone there you like and is free...that is great!

So I came over here to check things out and do my research like you told me to! I feel like you are my teacher
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November 22nd, 2008, 06:27 AM
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^ HAHAHA Hi Lindsey!! Glad to see you pop in! Introduce yourself and ask away, there are tons of knowledgeable ladies here! : )
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