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I never chose to have a doula to support me during my pregnancies or births but I’ve been thinking a lot about them since I attended my sister Hilary’s birth. Being in the birth space as a support person is emotionally charged and physically draining; I was so grateful that my brother-in-law was there (and vice versa), especially when Hilary was deep in active labour and overwhelmed by the intensity of her contractions. I admit, there were times when I found the experience quite upsetting, even though I know so much about labour, I knew she was safe and that she was doing her best work to birth her baby.
If you’re considering having a doula at your birth it’s recommended that you work with a trained professional who respects and supports your birth intentions and is open to meeting regularly throughout your pregnancy so you can form a trusted relationship.
An initial meeting is often the first step and an opportunity for you to ask some crucial questions and essentially work out if you have a connection with your doula. Not sure what to ask? Use these questions as a guide:
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