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where to find local doulas as the doula uk site is down!

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Mimsy2000 Mon 21-Jul-08 14:38:32

i'm trying to find out more info on doulas and also trying to find a local one. everyone has told me to look at 'doula uk' but their website is down. any ideas on where else i can go?

[looking for southeast london - baby is scheduled to be delivered at st. thomas in october]

lulumama Mon 21-Jul-08 14:39:20 has a doula directory too. i am sure the doula uk site will be up and running again in a day or so.

fryalot Mon 21-Jul-08 14:39:55

british doulas

Mimsy2000 Mon 21-Jul-08 14:52:58

thanks. am feeling a bit overwhelmed with info. does anyone have an recommendations for doulas in southeast london area? i want one for the birth. i just don't really see how i can interview someone i don't know and feel comfortable enough to have them present [and helpful] for the actual birth.

this is my second child, btw...

hertsnessex Mon 21-Jul-08 15:04:25

i can get onto DUk [ Find a Doula]] try again. If you have probs let me know and I can take a look for you as i do the website admin for DUK.


hertsnessex Mon 21-Jul-08 15:11:20

Find a Doula

hertsnessex Mon 21-Jul-08 15:12:02

Worth mentioning that NB and DUK list doulas - they are not an agency like british doulas xx

Mimsy2000 Mon 21-Jul-08 15:41:33

hertsnessex - i can actually get onto the site and see the navigation but i get the following error in the body of the site:

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a0046'

Permission denied

E:\DOMAINS\D\DOULA.ORG.UK\USER\HTDOCS\UTILITIES\USERSERVICES\../../includes/inc_FileUtilit ies.asp, line 208

---------> have tried openeing in both firefox and explorer.

Egg Mon 21-Jul-08 15:53:32

Mimsy I didn't have a birth doula but did have a post natal one. Just wanted to say that when I met mine I felt really comfortable with her straight away, she was easy to chat to and I would have had no problem with her being at the birth (she did offer if DH didn't make it in time).

Good luck!

hertsnessex Mon 21-Jul-08 15:58:34

mimsy, if you want to email me at with your postcode i can get you some doula details.

i can see the site fine though - i know a few ppl are hving trouble today. will get someone to look into it again.

Mimsy2000 Mon 21-Jul-08 16:01:11

hertsnessex - thanks, will email you.

hertsnessex Mon 21-Jul-08 16:43:14

have emailed you back!

Maria2007 Mon 21-Jul-08 17:51:27

Mimsy hi,

I live in southeast london too & am about to delivery in St Thomas very soon (I'm 38 weeks today). I'm working with a wonderful doula who lives/works locally & I can highly recommend her. I'm sure she'll also know others in the area. If you want, I can give you her details. Not sure how to do this though, since we're not supposed to give emails on this site?


Mimsy2000 Mon 21-Jul-08 19:30:00

maria - thanks for letting me know. can you send me an email via mumsnet? i just tried to send to you but couldn't....

Maria2007 Mon 21-Jul-08 22:10:25

Hi Mimsy, yes sure, I tried through your profile but I think it's not set to accept emails?

Mimsy2000 Tue 22-Jul-08 08:31:50

that's strange b.c i thought i'd set it up to receive. i'll have a look again and try and sort it out. does your doula have a website?

MarsLady Tue 22-Jul-08 08:38:25

The DUK site is back up. There was a glitch in the system which has been fixed.

MarsLady Tue 22-Jul-08 08:41:45

also.. like herts I know lots of London doulas (and some further afield). You can contact me via my site smile

Mimsy2000 Tue 22-Jul-08 10:21:53

thanks marslady. will check out your site.

Egg Tue 22-Jul-08 13:48:19

Mars is the guru when it comes to doula-ing grin. She sorted me with mine (well put me in touch with someone who put me in touch with mine...).

Maria2007 Tue 22-Jul-08 13:58:33

Hi Mimsy,

Her name is Maisie Hill. She's wonderful. You can find her details through the doula uk website.


Mimsy2000 Tue 22-Jul-08 14:01:07

cool - thanks for the help everyone!

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