Anyone having a doula?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by SiBelle, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. SiBelle

    SiBelle Mother

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    I'm on the fence about this one. My husband doesn't see the use and is very skeptical about a doula's purpose or worth. They cost between $600-800. A friend of mine mentionned that they are there as a buffer between the medical system and the couple, they make you feel like you are contributing to the birth naturally... Research (apparantly) show that they cut the rates of C-sections by half, the rates of epidurals by 75% etc.

    I'm not sure if I should keep my money and rely on the medical system or fork the cash, be a "convert" and justify it to my husband.

    What are you guys doing? What do you think?
     
  2. mommytoTandE

    mommytoTandE Mother of 3 & 1 angel

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    My friend used one for all four of her labors - she swears by them! I have had two kiddos without one - would have jumped at the chance if the cost was more affordable.
     
  3. SPN1304

    SPN1304 new mummy to baby boy :-)

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    I dont even know what one is?
     
  4. theresarhuebb

    theresarhuebb x mother of 3 x

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    although they act like a carer and that, personally you have enough to pay for as it is. me id rather have a close friend or my partner there. i wouldnt choose my mam due to being embarrased and all that hehe. x
     
  5. Crazy4Emily

    Crazy4Emily Mom to Emily & Expecting!

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    I'm seriously thinking about getting one. My DH doesn't seem to have the first clue about birth or labor and gets freaked out when I mention stuff. I think I NEED someone there to hold my hand that's not going to be a wreck. LOL Then again, my hubby is the guy who said "all I have to do is stand there and yell PULL, PULL, right?" No honey, it's PUSH. See...I think we could use all the help we can get!! LMAO!
     

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