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First Doula Meeting Today!

Posted by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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Hi! We are meeting our first Doula today. I figured we should meet a few before deciding. Any suggestions, thoughts, recommendations? Thanks!!

by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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mrsrobin
by Member on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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They work for you. Keep in mind that they should be following what you want them to do, not the other way around. They are a companion and an asset to birth.

Having a doula that ages with your ideas of how birth should go is imperative.
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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Jul. 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

 just see if you click, have fun.

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Jul. 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Have fun!

catholicmamamia
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 9:01 PM

How exciting!



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by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 9:01 PM

My advice is to be open and honest, and be sure your doula is a Good Fit!



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schultzal
by Bronze Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Yay! I hope it went well. :)

Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Jul. 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM

How did you like her?

Freyja88
by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Thanks for all the responses everyone!! The meeting was great :) My husband seems to like her and we both got good "vibes" from her. She spent an hour with us talking about her philosophy, experiences, what she will do for us, how she will work with my husband, postpartum visits, etc. She was very energetic and calming at the same time. She has experience with my midwives and the birthing center we are laboring at. Plus she lives (and her office is) only five minutes away! Her fee is $600 and I think that is reasonable for what she is offering (oh, she is a licensed massage therapist, too!). I have heard (and read) from most people that they are wonderful to have, especially if it is your first birth.Thank you for all the well wishes!

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