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#1 of 9 Old 02-24-2009, 01:11 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'll be VBACing my 2nd child on or around May 4th. I think I want a doula to help with labor and delivery. I live in Elmhurst and I will be birthing with Midwifery and Women's Health out of the ABC rooms at West Suburban Hospital.

I know there are a lot of doulas and/or doula recommendations out there on this site. Can any one help me out? Please post or PM me. Thanks.

Married to one of the last good guys left Jim
Mom to AJ 4/07 and Genevieve 5/09

And then: I'm really, really tired of making angels.

But wait, could it really be true?


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Really? No one knows anyone? No recommendations? I received one PM and that's great. But, I really don't even know if I should get a doula or not. I think I want one, but they're SSOOOO expensive. The one quote I got was for $1100.00!!!! Is it worth it? Is that the going rate? I know it's negotiable, but....

Now, I'm only looking for one day of care and it's half the price of what the insurance will be paying the midwife ($2300) for 9 months of care!

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Mom to AJ 4/07 and Genevieve 5/09

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I'm a doula in the western 'burbs. Check out my website & give me a call if you like...www.korubirth.com.

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may be Tanya McHale?

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Deb Lawrence.


I didn't have any pre- or post- meetings with her (other than the initial interview... due to circumstances and my choice), but she was still able to tune into exactly what I needed and how I needed it. She was so respectful and empowering. I want to say it was $800. She was tireless when I gave birth.

Her contact info is on this page. http://www.neidadoula.org/memberlisting.php

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How about Birthways (Birthwaysinc.com)? They have a considerable amount of doulas at various experience levels which allows them to be sensitive to your budget.
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Im a doula in training and could help you if your interested Give me a PM.
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Deb Lawrence.


I didn't have any pre- or post- meetings with her (other than the initial interview... due to circumstances and my choice), but she was still able to tune into exactly what I needed and how I needed it. She was so respectful and empowering. I want to say it was $800. She was tireless when I gave birth.

Her contact info is on this page. http://www.neidadoula.org/memberlisting.php

I second Deb. She came highly recommended to me for my HBAC, but I was unable to afford her d/t having to use a DEM and paying out of pocket for her. But, a dear friend of mine used her and had a successful Hospital VBAC and credits her for her success. She was awesome. (I may be wrong, but I *think* she has had her own VBAC)
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Did you ask the ICAN of Chicago group (Yahoo)? They were saying lots of names at the Jan. mtg I attended.

~Lisa Marie~ Married 08/03, Mama to 2 Fall Princes '04 :, '06 CBAC & :
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