Hi all - I have been a doula for 8 yrs now and have 9 children. I started doula work when my seventh child was almost 2 yrs old (she turns 10 yrs old today woohoo), and at the time thought I was done having babies. Several years later hubby and I changed our minds and now we have our two sweet babies who are 2 and 1 yr old. I have done doula work through the last two pregnancies and in both cases actually did my final clients three weeks before my babies arrived, and I went back when they were around 3-4 months old. With my daughter I took a student doula with so I could take breaks to pump and in case it was long (it wasn't) and with my son I just lucked out that the first few births back were shorter.