There was a wonderful doula up there (which Boone is only 50 min, from me) who also worked with the Watauga county health dept. as a lactattion consultant, and she is really great. I will try to look up her name in the next few days. I was also a doula for many years, along witha being a direct entry midwife and RN in this whole western/central NC area since 1985. However, I did return to gradschool in 2003 & completed the nurse-midwifery program at StonyBrook, and then re-opened my homebirth practice, but now as a CNM. so, I no longer serve as a doula, any longer. I have a daughter who has had 2 homebirths and one non-interventive hospital birth, and ,occasionally, served as a doula, she may be interested. If someone wants to PM me, I will leave a message for my daughter, and then I can/we can relay info through private messaging.
Blessings to all,
Karen Benfield, CNM & owner of BirthTender, a homebirth practice, primary office near Hickory, small satellite offices in Boone and one in Denver, NC which is a liitle north of Charlotte. I do cover a 2 hour radius.