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Old 12-25-2012, 06:54 PM   #11
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I second breastfeeding and I would add placenta encapsulation certification!
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Yep, breast feeding education and support is huge. I'm delivering in a small hospital. I'm due tomorrow, but if I deliver on a weekend or holiday (highly likely this time of year), the hospital's part-time lactation consultant won't be there during my stay. A doula that can help with this would be great!
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If my doula didn't have her breastfeeding certification, I don't think I would have hired her. That's very important to me as we didn't have the support we needed with DD.

I think we're supposed to get 3 prenatal visits, but due to holidays, we're pairing it down to 2. Which is fine... I don't have a huge need to see her more often, but I'm also completely comfortable with the fact that I won't meet my midwife until I transfer at 36 weeks.. I realize some/most women want deeper relationships with their OB/midwife/doula. Me, as long as our philosophy matches up, I'm good.

other than that, it was really important to me when I interviewed her that she had experience with things like back labor, etc that you can't really 'train' for and you get just over time. And she is trained in the Bradley Method, which is the method I will be using. So, that was important to me.

She also has a great lending library for me if I would like to read any books, hypnobirthing, etc - all things she's experienced with.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:40 PM   #14
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I agree regarding the prenatal visits. My big interest in getting a CBE credential is so I can offer in home childbirth prep during the prenatal period. 6-8 weeks or shorter if clients hire me closer to their birth and need to fit the info in faster. But I agree, it's difficult to establish a connection in just one or two visits. I'm not sure if I should present my package as 1-3 prenatal visits and have childbirth education/prep as an add-on, or just factor it into the package and price accordingly.
I would have it as an addon. It will probably be most important to first time parents, but if you have someone with 3+ kids or whatever, they might not feel a need for the prep. Although, if you have someone wanting to switch from an epidural birth to a natural birth, then it'd be more important.
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I agree regarding the prenatal visits. My big interest in getting a CBE credential is so I can offer in home childbirth prep during the prenatal period. 6-8 weeks or shorter if clients hire me closer to their birth and need to fit the info in faster. But I agree, it's difficult to establish a connection in just one or two visits. I'm not sure if I should present my package as 1-3 prenatal visits and have childbirth education/prep as an add-on, or just factor it into the package and price accordingly.
CBE should be an add on. What I do is offer everything seperate, but if you are doing more than i take money off.
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Thanks for all the feedback, ladies. :-)
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I second breastfeeding and I would add placenta encapsulation certification!


And I agree that the cbe should be an add-on.
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