I am due in Feb with baby number 2 and am a candidate for a VBAC. I have a great husband, and family, and friends...but none of them are exactly what I feel I will need to get me through this birth. My first birth was slightly traumatic and I had a less than great experience with my doula (who didn't show!) I would love to team up with someone...however, we are on VERY limited funds and I really can't justify the expense...so I am hoping maybe someone will be able to help me out, or know someone who knows someone.... Thanks and blessings in advance!
Birthing Gently has a volunteer doula program for mothers in need - the catch is you have to receive care from BWH midwives and birth at BWH.
The Birthing Gently Volunteer Doula Program is a group of Doula's that are trained according to national standards. These Doulas are screened to make sure they are prepared to work in our all-volunteer program. Some of our Doula's are working towards certification; others are trying to gain more birth experience. This program is free (low-income and patients in need) for patients of the midwifery practice at Brigham & Women's Hospital. Click here for more information
I would love to talk to you more about your needs. I am in training, I've been to 4 births one at Mt Auburn and I have a VBAC scheduled. : )
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-284-9888
Looking forward to talking to you.
birthdoula in training, toLabor
Dear Mama Nesta,
I just read your post and would love to help. I have such admiration for VBAC moms! I'm so sorry also that your previous doula didn't show up. What a disappointing experience.
I'm a doula-in-training and am offering my support for only the cost of my expenses. Btw, I just heard from a very experienced doula that Mt Auburn is a wonderful place to give birth! If you'd like to get in touch, you can reach me at:
I am definitely interested in talking with you more about potentially being your doula! I was recently certified and have attended two births at Mt.Auburn and had wonderful experiences there. I also have excellent references, if you are interested. Feel free to check out my website at www.sweetpeabirthing.com too, for more information about myself and my philosophy, or contact me directly. I look forward to hearing from you!