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Doula Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11704 posts
18th Mar '13

So I am reposting because I got no responses to it last time lol



If you had a doula at your hospital delivery what was it like?

мɑkɑnɑni 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65434 posts
status 18th Mar '13

You could have just bumped the first one. Post it too many times and it can/will be marked as spam.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
18th Mar '13

She walked with me, massaged my hip when it would spasm during contractions. Brought a birthing ball. Once my husband and daughter showed up and they broke my water I labored so hard and fast that it was all a blur. From water breaking to delivery was 1:45. She basically became a babysitter for my daughter while my husband supported me.

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11704 posts
18th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mαkαnαni:</b>" You could have just bumped the first one. Post it too many times and it can/will be marked as spam."</blockquote>




oh ya. sorry :/

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
18th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" She walked with me, massaged my hip when it would spasm during contractions. Brought a birthing ball. ... [snip!] ... From water breaking to delivery was 1:45. She basically became a babysitter for my daughter while my husband supported me."</blockquote>




How much was your doula $$

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" She walked with me, massaged my hip when ... [snip!] ... basically became a babysitter for my daughter while my husband supported me."</blockquote> How much was your doula $$"

I wanna say $750

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11704 posts
18th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" She walked with me, massaged my hip when it would spasm during contractions. Brought a birthing ball. ... [snip!] ... From water breaking to delivery was 1:45. She basically became a babysitter for my daughter while my husband supported me."</blockquote>




I am asking because my heart was set on a birthing center and I found out even with the ppo its out of pocket and I can not afford it. I need someone to keep me focused on my natural birth plan and stand up to nasty nurses to let me walk and use a birthing ball. They were so horrible to me and both my hospital experiences were HELL

☮LoveAndSerenity 1 child; Kenosha, Wisconsin 52409 posts
18th Mar '13

I'm a doula, I can answer some questions for you.

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11704 posts
18th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮LoveAndSerenity:</b>" I'm a doula, I can answer some questions for you."</blockquote>




will she stand up to bitchy nurses trying to make me lay down the ENTIRE labor and force epidural on me? That is why I am scared of hospitals now.

Dirty Queef Due November 11 (boy); 2 kids; Muff, Ireland 30812 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Simply Mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ☮LoveAndSerenity:</b>" I'm a doula, I can answer some ... [snip!] ... bitchy nurses trying to make me lay down the ENTIRE labor and force epidural on me? That is why I am scared of hospitals now."

I am a doula as well, and I don't speak to the staff on your behalf. I empower you (or your husband) to speak up if something were to arise that you didn't want. I also ask you and your partner if you would like a moment to think about what they are wanting to do, and they usually give you a couple minutes to talk things through so you are making an informed decision.



Unfortunately its up to your provider most of the time how you can labor, and some times it depends on who is the nurse on. I have been to the same hospital with two different practices and they were night and day experiences. But both turned out ok. Just go in headstrong and tell your provider early on that this is how you want to labor/birth. If they don't seem supportive, switch to someone who will support your decisions.

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11704 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dirty Queef:</b>" I am a doula as well, and I don't speak to the staff on your behalf. I empower you (or your husband) ... [snip!] ... on that this is how you want to labor/birth. If they don't seem supportive, switch to someone who will support your decisions."</blockquote>




thats the issue my doctor was all for it and the nurses went aginst it. fought against me tooth and nail. they were terribly rude and would get all pissed if I got out of the bed during labor. I brought my birthing ball like my dr said and they wouldnt let me use it. he even said i could labor in the tub and the nurses didnt let me.

☮LoveAndSerenity 1 child; Kenosha, Wisconsin 52409 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Simply Mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ☮LoveAndSerenity:</b>" I'm a doula, I can answer some ... [snip!] ... bitchy nurses trying to make me lay down the ENTIRE labor and force epidural on me? That is why I am scared of hospitals now."


Some will and some won't. Personally, I'm not afraid to stand up to doctors/nurses and tell them what you want (if I know what you want) but I do it in such a way that almost reminds them of your desires, rather than "Hey Nurse XYZ, she doesn't want an epidural, GTFO here!". Instead I would say something like "Mom has requested that she doesn't want an epidural at this birth. We're more focused on ways to alleviate the pain like hypnobirthing, water, aromatherapy, music, etc"



You have to remember that you are capable of telling the doctors/nurses no. They can not make you do anything you don't want to do.



Why is it that you couldn't get in a birth center? I see you're in Cali- if you have Medi-Cal or whatever the state insurance is called there, I think they cover birth centers.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" I wanna say $750"

SWEETTT

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting ☮LoveAndSerenity:" I'm a doula, I can answer some questions for you."


What does a typical Doula charge for services?

Dirty Queef Due November 11 (boy); 2 kids; Muff, Ireland 30812 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" What does a typical Doula charge for services?"


depends on your area. check out doulamatch.net they can range anywhere from $200- $1000