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i really want a birth doula but....

ok so im doing a natural hospital birth

and i really want a doula cuz my doc aint gonna be on call the week im due

i really want a medical person there who know my bith plan and wont let the nurses and the doc on call try and chang my mind
i would just have family but i cant trust all my family

well most douals here are around $500 to $550

and my child birth teacher said for her clases she gives a discount

i asked her about it cuz like i said i really want one

she told me she would do it for $50

i was so happy and my step mom was to

all we need to do is talk my dad into it

and well he is really picky about how we spend money

he all ways has been

i was wondering if any one had advice on how to ask my dad

and any info i can tell him to make him lean toward yes

my dad will pay for it cuz im only 17

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Asked by 19bubbles91 at 11:19 PM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (2)
  • Hi, are you depending on their income or do you make your own money? If you have your own source of income, just hire the doula! $50 is a crazy good deal! It can make a world of difference for you. Also, have all your friends and family understand that they need to support you, no matter what, and help you achieve the birth you want.

    Answer by NoNonsenseMama at 2:29 AM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Also most Student doulas have to attend 3 births to get their certification and will do it on a volunteer basis. They are as knowledgeable as any "trained" doula as well.

    Answer by silenced1_22_73 at 1:31 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

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