we are thinking about using a doula and wondering if anyone knows how you go about matching up with one.
I am due 11/11/12. We aren't in Az yet but will be there the first week of August. I am currently looking at all my options for Drs, hospitals and doulas. I see St. Josephs has jacuzzi tubs for relaxing during early labor, do you know if they are the only ones? Just for relaxing, not looking for a water birth.
We just started a moms and doulas of Arizona group on Facebook. You can find it here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/335929826481918/
There are a bunch of birth doulas there who can answer your questions. Feel free to join and post your questions!
I've been a doula in Tucson for 12 years. PM me and I can send you the link to my website and facebook pages. I can also assist you with finding a provider and birthing location that best matches your birth philosophy.
If you haven't already found one I know of a fabulous Doula in AZ. She's actually currently a labor and Delivery Nurse who is a certified doula. Let me know if you want some contact info for her.