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    Is anyone else considering a doula? Do you have one picked yet? What questions are you asking when interviewing doulas?

    I am interviewing doulas now (I had one interview over the weekend and am interviewing another tonight). I sent out a ton of emails to doulas asking if they would be willing to do a trade/barter, because I *really* want one, yet I don't have the finances. I've had a few come back with a yes, and I'm meeting with them to see who I can work with and for to make this work for both of us.

    I am really looking forward to having a doula at my birth. I have wanted one since my last birth. I think a "birth advocate" who is there completely to support me is going to be great. I actually feel relieved, because I will have someone there who is knowledgeable about the natural AND medical side of birth, can educate me during my birth about anything I need, and is invested only in me and my baby to ensure we are both happy. I know my family will be there to support me, but they don't know the medical side like the back of their hand. I know the hospital staff will support me, but their mindset is to medicalize (is that a real word?) the birth, and I'm more natural than that. So having a doula there will be awesome for me.
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    That's pretty cool. I haven't thought of having a doula.. but I don't think I'd get one because if I do have worries about medical my SIL is a pediatrician and my MIL is a Nurse so I'm not too worried. Sounds pretty cool. You'll have to let us know how it goes and all
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    I've heard of it, but never got the chance to look into it with DS. Now, its not an option unless the Dr needs someone there to coach him on how to do a csection. Haha...very bad joke, that would be terrible!!!

    I hope it all works out for you though! I need to mention that to my niece bc she is all about home birthing, and as natural as possible if home birth isn't an option. Its probably something she would interested in if she has kids soon.

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    No doula here. I am an epidural girl!!! This will be my second vbac and I am an OB nurse at the hospital that I deliver at so. Doula's in my area are not medical, but are there for the mom's support. I actually went through doula training in nursing school with the doula creator. It was a great opportunity, but I am not a doula. Certainly a good option for some, but not for me. At my hospital, we support natural labor and delivery and have many mom's that do have beautiful natural births. Sounds like a great option for you. Best wishes.
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    So far, not so much luck. The two doulas I have found willing to work on a barter/trade basis are almost an hour away at best. I'm still looking but may not have one.

    Katie - The doulas here are not medical either. They are more knowledgeable about birthing and the medical side than I am, but they are not permitted nor willing to provide medical advice or suggestions, which I'm fine with. I want someone that knows all of it, to inform me of the info, so I can make my own decisions but be making an informed decision.
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