Hey everyone in portland...
My best friend is due to give birth any day now, and is *so* scared. she is really overwhelmed by birth and everything that is happening to her and will happen as new parents. She is having a hospital birth (they live across the street) and I am pretty sure that she feels confident in her OB. I believe its a women's practice. Anyway, when I talked to her last night, they were beginning to interview doulas, which i strongly supported.
But my real worry (because, tho birth can be scary, it ends and then the
*real* challenge of being a new parent begins) is the postpartum stage. I am concerned about her receiving enough bf support and postpartum support.
Do you all know of any support groups for new moms? nursing support groups? when/where are LLL meetings? I'd like to compile a list and print it out and send it to her so she doesn't have to research this. i think even though she might have the information somewhere, i want to have it be a no-brainer- like she doesn't have to go searching in the phonebook or something.
So- tell me your best resources!!
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