I am so excited!!! So DH and I really wanted a doula to support us both during the labour, especially since we aren't asking any family to attend the birth at all. They are really expensive here though it seems (well upwards of $500) and just not something we could afford. Well, I follow a local mom entrepreneur on facebook (she makes natural baby care products) and she posted tonight saying she just finished her DONA International doula training and is looking for some more hands on experience, so she's offering her services FOR FREE I've already spoken with her a couple times when buying her products so I know her a little bit, and she seems really nice. I am so excited because DH and I are meeting up with her on Wednesday to chat about what we are hoping for at the birth. However she told me that if I happen to go into labour before then to call her anyway and she will still come by and help us
Yay! I feel like this was almost meant to be, in a way! I am feeling even more confident now that I will get my natural birth
Yay! I would love to have a doula! I hope your are able to use her!
♥ Amanda ♥
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Hilary - that is AWESOME! After talking to my DH last night I fully realize that I have to have a doula in order to VBAC...he just doesn't think a VBAC is that big of a deal and isn't sure I can do it since I had to have a csection last time. He isn't being rude, just honest.
I'm so happy and excited for you that its free and you and your DH both agree!
That's great Hilary!! What perfect timing for you guys =)
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That is awesome!!! We are in the Process of getting one too - often the new ones will do it for very cheap (50 bucks) as they are looking for more experience. It is a great idea I think and I am so glad we are getting one!! We hope to get one that will come to our house a few times after to help with breastfeeding etc.