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January 22nd, 2011, 11:58 AM
Twinkle's Avatar Platinum Super Mommy
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Will you use one for your Homebirth? Are you a doula? Have you used one before?

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January 22nd, 2011, 02:04 PM
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My mom and I are both trained Doulas through DONA. She was at my HB

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January 22nd, 2011, 02:05 PM
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I have never used a doula. HOWEVER, I wish I had with my last birth. In the last few weeks I felt very strongly that I needed one, but thought a) it was too late and b) my midwife is a trained doula and she would be able to play that role. However, she was too busy setting up to really be there as much as I needed. She did pretty good, but I would have liked having someone who was there solely as a doula. Next time I plan on having one.
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January 22nd, 2011, 03:30 PM
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I am a doula and have attended lots of homebirths. We can still be very helpful in a homebirth setting, especially depending on when your MW is planning on coming to your labor and who she might have as an assistant or apprentice.

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January 22nd, 2011, 05:29 PM
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I had a doula with my last birth, she was my midwife's mother and was more of a help to my midwife than me, but I was glad she was there. I think there were just too many people at my birth for all of them to be useful, I'm definitely kicking more people out next time around.

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January 24th, 2011, 08:10 AM
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I would if we could afford a doula AND the homebirth....the doula I wanted was my midwife from last time LOL...I would have gotten her if dh insisted on a hospital birth...thankfully he agreed to a homebirth but that meant no doula.
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January 24th, 2011, 11:44 AM
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I am a training to be a Doula through CBI. I dont think we will be having one just because my midwife has a student who has been with me since the beginning and will be attending the birth. She is who i call for advice and what not, and i dont want too many people there. She is a doula so im getting that support. Also the woman who is doing our birth photography is a Doula as well.

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January 28th, 2011, 08:07 AM
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I would not use a doula. I don't find them necessary for me.
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