Hi everyone. I'm a first-time-mom, and I'm 23 weeks pregnant as of today. I've been hearing and reading a lot about how helpful it is for a woman and her husband/partner to have a doula present during birth, especially during a natural birth. I know you guys aren't miracle-workers, but it would be so nice to have someone who knew what I need and how to help me and my fiance through what is surely going to be the most momentous event of our lives. The thing is, we both work minimum wage jobs and barely manage to get by sometimes, so we really don't have a lot of money. What I'm praying for, is that I can find a doula or doula-in-training who will work on a sliding scale. I'm planning to deliver at either Akron City Hospital or Akron General Medical Center. Can anyone help me out?
Hello. I would look for a teacher who trains doulas in your area and see if she has students who would like to volunteer to work with you. You can look for trainings and their teachers on the DONA website. I believe it's Dona.org. Good luck to you and congratulations!
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You could ask over at http://www.doulaneo.com/ They will have a list of people who may fit your needs.
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