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WHY have a doula??

Posted by on Nov. 26, 2007 at 1:38 AM
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It's sooo nice to have a "sister" who is a birth professional. A Birth Doula will meet with you prenatally to talk about your concerns & preferences. She doesn't do anything medical, just comfort-measures, pain-coping, emotional support: She keeps you STRONG! ;)

She'll come to you at home in early labor to work with pain-coping, resting, eating, and getting to the hospital. At the hospital, the doula will stay by your side as nurses & doctors come and go. You'll always have this person there with fresh ideas & tricks up her sleeve.

She also knows how to help the daddy-to-be get involved. The doula can show him when to push on certain points or how to "be there" & stay strong next to his woman.

A doula can be the liason/go-between when hospital staff are rushing/bullying/pushing/confusing. A doula can stand gaurd outside the bathroom as the mom & dad shower together for 90 minutes~ for peace, quiet, and privacy. She'll help mama through the delivery and after~ to get settled and nursing.
by on Nov. 26, 2007 at 1:38 AM
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Naomidoula
by on Nov. 26, 2007 at 2:36 PM
Just another thought on the benefit of doulas:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/399676/birth_doulas_giving_support_and_comfort.html



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doulala
by on Nov. 26, 2007 at 7:21 PM
Thank you, Naomi!! :)
doulala
by on Sep. 1, 2010 at 1:40 AM

BUMP!

truealaskanmom
by on Sep. 1, 2010 at 2:31 AM

I just have to say from personal experience that having a doula just eases your mind, and your more likely to believe and or listen to a suggestion they have because they are female and most have birthed before, unlike your hubby/SO who you will tell is full of crap if he suggests something lol

DixieFlower
by on Nov. 6, 2010 at 7:46 PM

BUMP!

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