You would be the perfect candidate for a newbie to experiment on! lol
Seriously, if you have already had one uneventful birth, and she is looking for experience, you could both benefit from this scenario. No two births are alike, but you already know what it is to experience labor/birth, so you're much more prepared. She would be doing the same things any doula does- playing a supportive role as you labor at home, helping you focus, ease pain, keep nourished & hydrated, and be your cheer leader. In a hospital setting, it is the same, only the doulas role is to advocate for the laboring woman, and mitigate the impact of laboring or birthing in a hospital, by reducing risk factors (interventions), and communicating what is in the best interest of the laboring woman, and unborn child.
I say go for it- If she is not thew same doula as before, just take time to get to know her, and express your desires, and expectations.
at 10:55 AM on Apr. 13, 2010