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How or where can i get a midwife/doula?

is it worth it, necessary? do they really help out?

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Asked by Ddee89 at 8:24 PM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Midwives tend to be more caring and give you more time during visits
    Doulas are not necessary if you have a good support coach

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:27 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • My daughter had a doula in the birthing room with her. She was fantastic. But she was a very special person. Like every profession there are good ones and bad ones.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 8:27 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Call the American College of Nurse-Midwives at (240) 485-1800 or check out


    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I had 2 midwives but, that was Military hospitals and I requested them. I am sure you can request them through your insurance them and ask which midwives are within your region to use...Same with Doula's I am sure.

    Answer by CandyHorse at 8:41 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • It depends on what you want out of your birth experience, how important your priorities and preferences are.

    These are 2 different kinds of caregivers.

    I have a lot of info to share but my linking ability isn't working...
    I will try to get back to post it/you can check my journal (Earliest ones).

    Answer by doulala at 8:42 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I saw a midwife at the doctor's office i went to with my last pregnancy, and unless there is something i don't know about she did exactly what the regular obgyn did with my oldest son.

    Answer by Ethans_Ma at 8:55 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • You can always contact your local La Leche League . . . I am certain they will have some excellent recommendations.

    If you can afford a doula, I have heard that they are sooooooooo helpful@!

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 9:08 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • doulala

    Answer by doulala at 10:32 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • doulala

    Answer by doulala at 10:35 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • continued:

    Childbirth International Forums - Tribal area

    even craigslist!

    Even ask local midwives/prenatal yoga teachers/birth class teachers... I always see business cards on coffee shop boards, too!



    Answer by doulala at 10:36 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

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