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bumptobabies Thu 16-Jun-05 11:15:30

as some of you know im traing to be a doula and childbirth educater.
i am offering ante/post natal doula care at discount prices as i need to attend several births as part of my training.
i am based in the london area.
let me know if youd like more info.

SoupDragon Thu 16-Jun-05 11:18:10

You should let people know how far you're prepared to travel

bumptobabies Thu 16-Jun-05 11:21:46

thanks sd,london and surrounding areas of north london ie essex,herts,middlesex

dinosaur Thu 16-Jun-05 11:24:01

Just wanted to say good luck and good on yer bumptobabies. I had a doula last year for the birth of my DS3 and she was fab. Wish I'd had one for births number 1 and 2!

I am not having any more though so you're not practising on me

bumptobabies Thu 16-Jun-05 11:27:22

yeh i wish ihad one too but like you im not having anymore,thanks for the encouragement

ixel Thu 16-Jun-05 12:16:04

Could you give an idea of how much it'd be? We were thinking of a doula as there's no one to look after ds except dh, so I might well be having number 2 alone. But I really haven't decided if its the right thing for me to have one.Or if we can afford it! But if you could CAT me a few more details I'd be grateful!

bumptobabies Thu 16-Jun-05 12:41:36

ixcel there are more details in other subjects under the same thread title.if you need anymore info let me know.

goldenoldie Thu 16-Jun-05 19:15:57

Hi Bump - yes, I definately want a doula. I'm 15/16 weeks - expecting twins. Can you send me a private message.

Thanks

Nat777 Thu 16-Jun-05 19:38:34

Please excuse my ignorance but what is a doula?

bumptobabies Thu 16-Jun-05 21:11:04

hi nat, a doula is a woman who supports a woman emotionaily and pysically before during and after childbirth.ie working together on birth plans, providing up to date info to enable a woman to make an informed choice if she so wishes.
a doula offers support throughout the birth in a non medical capasity ie massage,positioning,encouragement,empowering partners.basically enableing you to strive for the experiance you want in a realistic and encouraging mannor.
a doula can also offer postnatal support whether it be housework,emotional support,looking after the family so you can rest,whatever you need really.
sorry if i ramble

Nat777 Thu 16-Jun-05 21:12:56

Thanks for explaining, I had no idea!

bumptobabies Thu 16-Jun-05 21:22:10

no problem.
im trying to cat you goldenoldie and im having trouble i have forgotten my password pls cat me for more info.

bumptobabies Thu 16-Jun-05 21:36:44

ixcel im having trouble catting so please contact me or i can give tou the info on here.

goldenoldie Fri 17-Jun-05 07:31:53

Bump - I can't CAT you, you have set your preferences not to receive private messages!

bumptobabies Fri 17-Jun-05 07:54:19

go i have changed that setting now.

velcrobott Fri 17-Jun-05 19:33:15

bumptobabies, can I ask where or who you trained with? Thanks

goldenoldie Sat 18-Jun-05 08:21:47

Bump - I've sent you a private message with my phone number. Give me a ring.

goldenoldie Mon 20-Jun-05 10:33:33

bump - sent you a message, not had a response from you?

bumptobabies Tue 21-Jun-05 10:14:39

go sorry for delay in getting back to you ive been on an active birth trainig course, ive left you a message.

velcro; im still training hence v cheap just to cover costs. im training with childbirth international.check out their web site its really interesting.

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