Ah man...I was living in Warren for my first birth and had an awesome doula (she was from much further west though). I'll try to figure out who it was. She had a great name though--I just have to remember it.<br><br>
Where are you birthing at? (Please don't say Baystate.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">: )
I remember... Her name was Juniper Talbot.<br><br>
Here is some info I could pull up on her:<br><br><a href="http://www.greenriverdoulas.org/findadoula-postpartum.htm#junipertalbot" target="_blank">http://www.greenriverdoulas.org/find...#junipertalbot</a><br><br><br><a href="http://greenriverdoulas.org/findadoula-printable.htm" target="_blank">http://greenriverdoulas.org/findadoula-printable.htm</a><br><br>
The first lady on here, Chana...that was the doula I originally hired, but she couldn't make it to the birth so I had Juniper...
Joyce Kimball serves the Worcester County area of MA. I don't know if she'd travel that far but I would trust anyone she recommended so it might be worthwhile to call her just for a referral. She's wonderful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
You can find her on the DONA website.
I just gave birth in September and had an awesome doula. She is from Framingham and her name is Kim Leuders. Her email is kgab19945 (AT) rcn.com. Obviously you'd need to replace the (AT) with @. I couldn't have had my first drug free child birth without her and if I get preggo again I'll have her helping me during my labor again.<br><br>
The lady at Birthing Gently was nice, but their fees were too unatainable for me. I also emailed with a very helpful doula in Athol.<br><br>
Most doulas in Mass are willing to drive an hour or more to their client so don't skip calling one because you think they are too far.<br><br>
if you have any questions then let me know
If you can get her, Randi Bigelow is terrific!<br><a href="http://doulanetwork.com/directory/doulas/538.htm" target="_blank">http://doulanetwork.com/directory/doulas/538.htm</a><br><br>
Have a great pregnancy and birth!