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    Default Doula Ban - OB written "birth plan"

    Have you guys seen this? It's like a train wreck, you know it's going to be ugly but you have to go look.

    Anti-doula letter
    http://birthingbeautifulideas.com/?p=1922

    And then the *only* birth plan they feel is acceptable.
    http://birthingbeautifulideas.com/?p=1932
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    I swear I turned a sick shade of nauseated green reading their birth plan. *vomit*

    Wow...I sure hope most women are able to see through this. How sad and terrifying at the same time.
    ~Jordan~

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    awful! I can't even comment on all the horrible things...too many to pick.

    I like how they suggest you have a good support person or two...yet they won't allow doulas. DUMB! Not that I would go with them in the first place, but if I did I would lie and say my doula was my sister
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    um, yeah, I saw it. There's a comment from me somewhere in the sea of responses. What's really frustraiting about it is that I'm sure there are a lot of women who just say "They're the experts" and go along with it without doing any research on their own.

    I was thinking about the whole "doula ban" thing...what if you had a sister who was a certified doula? would she be banned from your bith...? Probably a doula sister would tell you to pick a different practice, but still, it's kind of a gray area.
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    I had seen the "doula ban", but hadn't seen their "birth plan" yet. On the one hand, it is disgusting (of course). On the other hand, at least they aren't giving their patients the usual bull****...feigning support for a natural, normal birth, and then at the 11th hour, showing their true colors.





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    Honestly, I wouldn't even trust that they do that all that well either.
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    Wow. I just can't imagine being given that and then actually staying with that practice. It's really awful.
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    Oh my! I know lots of women who wouldn't think anything of this birthplan or even the ban and that makes me sad.

    So glad I will have nice supportive midwives instead of these controlling doctors.
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    I almost puked up my breakfast just now. Wow. The saddest part is that lots of women would just go with it. Ugh.
    Mara & Joel, 2009




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    Maybe people can bombard them with letters and emails?

    Dylan 4/22/04, Devon 6/24/06,Dorothy 9/13/07, Derek 12/19/09, Daniel 12/18/10, Daphne 2/24/12
    Mindie and Mark, 5/16/09

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