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Twinkle January 22nd, 2011 11:58 AM

Will you use one for your Homebirth? Are you a doula? Have you used one before?

GranolaMamaOf3 January 22nd, 2011 02:04 PM

Re: Doulas?
My mom and I are both trained Doulas through DONA. She was at my HB :)

Kelllilee January 22nd, 2011 02:05 PM

Re: Doulas?
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.

wonderfullymade January 22nd, 2011 03:30 PM

Re: Doulas?
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.

breathing for two January 22nd, 2011 05:29 PM

Re: Doulas?
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.

Martha83 January 24th, 2011 08:10 AM

Re: Doulas?
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. :(

bre4thewin January 24th, 2011 11:44 AM

Re: Doulas?
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.

Girls4me January 28th, 2011 08:07 AM

Re: Doulas?
I would not use a doula. I don't find them necessary for me.

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