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Old 02-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #29
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Re: hoping to have a natural birth...what materials should I look into?

Originally Posted by mollym View Post
Have you considered hiring a doula? Ours had tons of resources. Also, a friend loaned me her Bradley books. In truth, we didn't use much of our training; we just went with what worked and were lucky enough that it went as we'd hoped. But having all that reading and planning to back me up gave me a mental boost.
A doula is like the wakling-talking-breathing childbirth education class, as well as an interpreter when the medical lingo starts flying. She is also familiar with the nomal emotional and physical changes a mama goes through. And she suppots mom and dad, not just mom. This allows dad to participate at the level he is comfortable at.

I wouldn't give birth without one .
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