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TOnewmommy's Avatar TOnewmommy 12:54 AM 08-10-2009
I am an excited, first-time mom-to-be and would love to have a comforting person in the room with my DH and me as we welcome our little one! I'm looking for a volunteer doula; I'm pretty calm, so I am very open to a doula-in-training seeking a qualifying birth to be a part of this experience with us.

Please contact me for more details, I look forward to meeting you!

the_lissa's Avatar the_lissa 01:21 AM 08-10-2009
Student midwives work with registered midwives.

Here is some contact info for Toronto area midwives:
https://members.aom.on.ca/test/sourc...ch_process.cfm

Call asap as they fill up fast. Midwifery service is covered by ohip, so there is no cost for using a midwife at home or at hospital.
~pi's Avatar ~pi 02:26 AM 08-10-2009
I don't quite understand -- I get why you might be looking for a volunteer doula, but why a volunteer midwife? Midwives are covered under OHIP in Ontario; you can have a trained, experienced midwife as your primary pregnancy care provider for free.

They are in hot demand in Toronto, so you might need to get on some waiting lists, but it is your best option if you want a midwife at the birth.

Best of luck with your birth.
crunchie1's Avatar crunchie1 11:05 PM 08-14-2009
Hi! Congratulations on your pregnancy! Have you checked out the DoulaCARE website? You may want to contact the representative for the area you're in and she may be able to give you a list of Doulas who would be able to volunteer to support you! http://www.doulacare.ca/index.cfm
One happy doula's Avatar One happy doula 03:42 PM 11-16-2009
Hi!!

I am a doula and volunteering my services in Toronto. Have you had your baby yet?!! I know you posted back in Aug. but I just found the site!
If you are still interested, my timing is right, and you are in Toronto let me know, I would be happy to meet you and talk some more


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Originally Posted by TOnewmommy View Post
I am an excited, first-time mom-to-be and would love to have a comforting person in the room with my DH and me as we welcome our little one! I'm looking for a volunteer doula; I'm pretty calm, so I am very open to a doula-in-training seeking a qualifying birth to be a part of this experience with us.

Please contact me for more details, I look forward to meeting you!

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