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... materialista cadela♥ 2 kids; Brazil 26580 posts
4th Mar '13

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nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
4th Mar '13

I will be paying 300 for mine. If money is an issue, try finding a doula working on her certification. They often do it for free or very low cost (like 25-50) I am currently working on my certification and just volunteer my services to whatever labor patient that walks in our door when I'm working. You may want to talk to your delivering hospital - some are now offering doulas at no cost as apart of your labor experience.

materialista cadela♥ 2 kids; Brazil 26580 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting nursemaya (13weeks):" I will be paying 300 for mine. If money is an issue, try finding a doula working on her certification. ... [snip!] ... You may want to talk to your delivering hospital - some are now offering doulas at no cost as apart of your labor experience."



oh wow! that's great to know! I'll call tomorrow to find out.
I thought it would be more like 1k so 300 would be great! My family is very anti breastfeeding :roll: so I also really need someone to help with the lactacting afterwards before I get discouraged .. Does a doula do that too?

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting fashionista♥ 33wks:" oh wow! that's great to know! I'll call tomorrow to find out. I thought it would be more like 1k so ... [snip!] ... so I also really need someone to help with the lactacting afterwards before I get discouraged .. Does a doula do that too?"

the labor doula usually only stays for 2-3 hours after delivery and then does 1-2 PP visits a few days to a week after deliver. Relying on the labor doula to help you with breastfeeding would not probably help you much. there are PP doulas but they usually run $25/hr. I would suggest having a LC coming in daily in the hospital and then frequent outpatient LC visits. At most hospitals the nurses are well versed in helping with breastfeeding ( at least here they are). If you are really interested in an inexpensive doula and the hospital doesn't have one, contact DONA.org for a doula working on certification - it really is a good deal. Doulas really are a great asset - if you get a good one

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6449 posts
status 4th Mar '13

If you're looking for breast feeding support I can't recommend a La Leche League. They offer support meetings, and many times there will be someone to help you with personal problems, and it's all free.

Bethyboo wants a VBAC! Due July 6 (boy); 18 kids; Mississippi 1194 posts
4th Mar '13

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vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
4th Mar '13

Look up pinkpeas Las Vegas they have doulas!



And if ur delivering at Summerlin ...they have a lc there that's super duper helpful! Idk if she's still there but it was the same one there that was there when I had both of the boys.