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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    Ask when they want you to come in. My hospy wanted me early for my vbac but when I rang to talk to the MW they didn't think I was in labour so arrived fully dilated.
    This is definitely a good question. I dont want to be forced to go into hospital too soon, especially if my labor is another long one.

    I am meeting with a doula soon so will have a chat to her too. Unfortunately I can't afford to hire her but am having a birth healing session and might see what her opinions are too.

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    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this already, but if you're wanting to labour in the bath or shower, make sure you ask if they have a portable monitor and also make sure you know if the monitoring is going to be continuous or intermittent (without you saying so).

    Have you had a look at the midwife/doula section on here OP, as sometimes Doula's ask for work experience and therefore work with you at no cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Uniquey View Post
    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this already, but if you're wanting to labour in the bath or shower, make sure you ask if they have a portable monitor and also make sure you know if the monitoring is going to be continuous or intermittent (without you saying so).

    Have you had a look at the midwife/doula section on here OP, as sometimes Doula's ask for work experience and therefore work with you at no cost.
    Thanks, I know the monitor is wireless and portable but will ask whether intermittent monitoring is an option.

    Will check re doula but I am regional so don't like my chances. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    Thanks, I know the monitor is wireless and portable but will ask whether intermittent monitoring is an option.

    Will check re doula but I am regional so don't like my chances. Thank you.
    If you're still on the Sunny Coast there should be a couple of students or newish doulas. Ask your doula if she knows anyone (I'll bet she is a member of a couple of doula groups) and friends and check Facebook. The Bubhub directory is also pretty good for finding doulas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    Thanks, I know the monitor is wireless and portable but will ask whether intermittent monitoring is an option.

    Will check re doula but I am regional so don't like my chances. Thank you.
    With my three vbacs I didn't want continuous monitoring as I wanted (and had) very active labours, so didn't want to be hampered by a monitor. I asked for intermittent monitoring as a compromise and it was no issue, however, this isn't the case with all caregivers/hospitals, so definitely worth finding out ahead of time.

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