Who do you think would be more emotionally/hands on supportive during labour? What has your experience been with either/both?
I have found a student MW but I am wondering exactly how helpful she will be, she is a RN who is doing 2 days a week on the maternity ward so will have lots of experience come December but I am wondering if it will be the experience that will help me achieve a peaceful "grounded" birth?
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04-04-2014 09:58 #1
Doula vs Student MW
04-04-2014 10:41 #2
Ive never had a doula, although I did look into it for this pregnancy but it was too expensive. I have however had a student midwife with my last baby and having one again this time. I found her to be AMAZING. Things didnt go as planned and there were a few issues with both bub and myself and she did not leave my side. She gave excellent support, kept me calm and also kept dh calm. I cant speak highly enough about her.
There is a good chance dh wont be at the birth of this baby and it caused me a lot of anxiety (hence why I looked into a doula). But I am more than confident my student midwife along with my normal midwife will provide amazing support.
The best thing you can do is speak to the student midwife about what you want so she is on the same page when it comes to the big day.
me + he = dd1 (July 2007), dd2 (July 2010), dd3 (August 2012), dd4 (due May 2014) + sil (1997)
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04-04-2014 13:28 #3
04-04-2014 14:56 #4
I think I need a doula!
04-04-2014 21:40 #5
Last time I had a student midwife. She was very good but very much a 'student', and led by my middy (I had a homebirth). She did go above and beyond, coming to my birth straight after a huge day shift and staying til 4am. I was very glad I had her and enjoyed the experience. However this time I am having a doula. She is way more experienced and has a hypnobirthing background. I am really looking forward to having her there.
As well as being my doula (and being there for my son during the birth if we need) she is organising a blessing way for me, hiring me the birth pool, birth photos, placenta encapsulation and of course pre and post natal care.
I feel like I will be slightly more supported with the doula rather than a student midwife. But then again it really depends on the person. Perhaps chat with one of each and see who you click with?
04-04-2014 21:43 #6
An I remembering correctly that you are in Perth HOF? If so I can PM you my doula's website. I actually did infant massage classes with her when DS was a baby so I know she is lovely.
04-04-2014 22:11 #7
12-05-2014 22:30 #8
What is the average cost for hiring a Doula? I'm in Busselton WA I wouldn't have a clue where to begin looking for one. Can anyone suggest a website?
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