Article: Why I hired A Doula

I have hear so many great things about doulas. Sometimes I think about becoming certified, but then I remember how gross I think childbirth is haha. I know our fantastic mama Katie is a certified doula though and many kudos to you!!!! I think it's amazing what these women do for mama's in the birthing process.

This mama explains why she wanted a doula there for her giving birth. She liked the support and wanted to go as all natural as possible. She found a great woman that she connected with right away!

Is anyone else out there a doula? What's your favorite part of the job? Anyone thinking about becoming one? Why/why not?

http://www.pnmag.com/blogs/week-22-hired-doula/

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    06/18/14
    I'm so sorry but I really had to say.I'm from Greece the word doula is obviously a Greek word.Did you know it meant slave?I'm sorry it is what got my intention thought it was funny.Good luck with that anyway I think it's a great idea to hire some help.
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          06/18/14
          My sister-in-law was a doula, but now she's a nurse-midwife. It was such a relief having her as a resource through my pregnancy.
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            07/20/14
            It's not my calling because I don't have the understanding? I'll be a first time mom in late July/early August. I know that one of the criteria I was looking for when interviewing doulas is, do they have kids. If yes, great, they've been through the experience and that experience is more credible than someone who has only been an eye witness. I know a couple people in my life that would make excellent doulas :-)
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