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post #21 of 32

So those of you with little ones... still nursing..  how do you see clients through labor?  DS is 22 months, never have been away from him. 

 

DS is exclusively breastfed and never had a bottle.  I pumped once and that was it for me.  Best to wait until he is done nursing?  Think I have answered my own question in writing here but curious to hear thoughts. 

post #22 of 32

I'm currently working on my DONA certification. I, like others, made this choice because my local area has a DONA training program that I attended. (Center for the Childbearing Year in A2--GREAT program/educators for those who are in the area and interested). I'm really happy with the requirements so far (very manageable) and most doulas around my area are certified with DONA. I originally thought that I wouldn't get certified, but I've found that all of the clients that have interviewed me have asked if I was certified, and I want to be able to say 'yes'. :)

post #23 of 32
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I originally thought that I wouldn't get certified, but I've found that all of the clients that have interviewed me have asked if I was certified, and I want to be able to say 'yes'. :)
 

 

That was my thought.  I would ask that if I was hiring a doula as a first time Mama.  I am so excited to get started!
 

 

post #24 of 32


Personally I have seen clients through 2 pregnancies and nursings.  Since my children were always able to stay with their daddy while I was gone I had no guilt in leaving them.  In our family my husband has just as strong of a bond to our children as I have, and so leaving the kids is a non-issue for either of us as long as they are with the other parent.  I equate me leaving and going to work as no different then him leaving and going to work.  Our children are secure in whatever parent they are with.  

 

Now that being said - if you don't have that type of situation then yes I would wait until after your child is done nursing because the reality of the situation is that you could be stuck at a birth that goes beyond 24 hours - how will your child fare in that situation?  My only hang up with being away is that I hate pumping :)

 

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So those of you with little ones... still nursing..  how do you see clients through labor?  DS is 22 months, never have been away from him. 

 

DS is exclusively breastfed and never had a bottle.  I pumped once and that was it for me.  Best to wait until he is done nursing?  Think I have answered my own question in writing here but curious to hear thoughts. 



 

post #25 of 32

That is very interesting because in my area no one ever asks smile.gif
 

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I'm currently working on my DONA certification. I, like others, made this choice because my local area has a DONA training program that I attended. (Center for the Childbearing Year in A2--GREAT program/educators for those who are in the area and interested). I'm really happy with the requirements so far (very manageable) and most doulas around my area are certified with DONA. I originally thought that I wouldn't get certified, but I've found that all of the clients that have interviewed me have asked if I was certified, and I want to be able to say 'yes'. :)



 

post #26 of 32

I also trained through CBI (childbirth international.)  I chose them because the course was completely online which worked with my schedule.  Also, I'm a UC mama so finding an organization that was supportive of the decision to UC was important to me.  I loved the training program! 

post #27 of 32



Just to let everyone know.... BAI can be done in eLearning, distance learning or a workshop, so many options. The also support a woman's right to choose ANY birth option.

I love my training and the online program really is so convienent.

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I also trained through CBI (childbirth international.)  I chose them because the course was completely online which worked with my schedule.  Also, I'm a UC mama so finding an organization that was supportive of the decision to UC was important to me.  I loved the training program! 



 

post #28 of 32
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Personally I have seen clients through 2 pregnancies and nursings.  Since my children were always able to stay with their daddy while I was gone I had no guilt in leaving them.  In our family my husband has just as strong of a bond to our children as I have, and so leaving the kids is a non-issue for either of us as long as they are with the other parent.  I equate me leaving and going to work as no different then him leaving and going to work.  Our children are secure in whatever parent they are with.  

 

Now that being said - if you don't have that type of situation then yes I would wait until after your child is done nursing because the reality of the situation is that you could be stuck at a birth that goes beyond 24 hours - how will your child fare in that situation?  My only hang up with being away is that I hate pumping :)

 



 


My Husband and Son's bond is as strong as mine.  I am just nervous about the night nursing as I am hopefully going to let him wean himself.  This thread has been great for me to think things through a tad more.  I appreciate all the posts. 

 

Thinking I will read the material then plan on taking the class sometime next year. 

 

 

 

post #29 of 32
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Ok ladies...sorry I've been incommunicado, I just got back from my training and wow was it amazing! Truly transformational and inspirational. I studied with a local DONA trainer and she was just incredible.

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That is very interesting because in my area no one ever asks smile.gif
 



 


My goodness mama!  You are grandfathered in as certified!  9 kiddos, wow!   lol.gif

 

post #31 of 32

I chose toLabor because I agree with their philosophy and there are no extra charges, the amount you see, is the amount you pay. 

post #32 of 32
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I chose toLabor because I agree with their philosophy and there are no extra charges, the amount you see, is the amount you pay. 


BAI www.birtharts.com is like this also.

 

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