Home vs Hospital

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Registered: 04-16-2003
Home vs Hospital
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Fri, 04-18-2003 - 10:49pm
What exactly is a Dula?

I'd also like some feedback from anyone who's ever had a homebirth.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 04-20-2003 - 10:20pm
Hi Nicole, a Doula is a labor assistant. They are certified and have to have attending a certain number of births before they can become certified. There is a doula board here as well as a homebirth board. If you just go to the link at the top where it says parentsplace's message boards, then you can do a search for them there. They should be near the top of the page. If you are considering a homebirth, then I would definitely choose to use a midwife for that as they do have medical training. Kristie