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July 14th, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Do you plan on using a doula for your homebirth? For those that delivered already did you use a doula?

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July 14th, 2011, 01:59 PM
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I didn't and wish I had. I will next time.
Kellisa, Mama to:
Courtney, Nola, Kya, Whitney, and baby girl #5 coming soon!
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July 14th, 2011, 04:44 PM
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I had one last time. Used her in early labor the first day and our first time to the hospital, but on the second day I didn't call her to come back. I liked her until I was in the hospital. Her whole personality changed and I didn't like what she was doing. I felt comfortable just being on my own. I'm happy with my choice.

This time I'm not having one either. It was either that, or a birth photographer. I'm choosing the photographer, as I know I can do just fine without the doula.
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July 14th, 2011, 06:34 PM
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I'm using the one that also taught our birth class. My husband and I really like her and feel comfortable. She's going to take photos for us as well. She and our midwife know each other so it should be a positive experience for everyone involved.
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July 14th, 2011, 08:21 PM
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I did for my last two births. She is also a friend of the family and it was wonderful having her help with the kids as well as give me support during labor. She might be out of town for our upcoming birth and I'm so sad just thinking about it!
Alison - Mom to: Emmeline (7/14), Augustus (2) Maximus (4) Eleanor (5) Reid (6) Evelyn (8) Lucas (13) Christopher (14)

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July 14th, 2011, 09:35 PM
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I had a student midwife who was to act as doula for my last birth, but my MW banned her from the hospital during labour. (Personal problem that I'm not getting into) She has offered to be my doula next time, and I'm thinking about it. My ND offered to be there as well, which would be amazing!
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July 23rd, 2011, 03:14 AM
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July 25th, 2011, 01:01 PM
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My Mom will be my Doula. She's taking classes just for me!

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