15 posts tagged with doula.
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What should I be thinking about when it comes to a birth plan?

Hi all. I am about 4 months pregnant with my first, and I've started to get questions about who my providers are and what is important to me in a pregnancy/birthing experience. I've never really thought about it before, and I don't really know! [more inside]
posted by likeatoaster on Dec 12, 2016 - 32 answers

Doula for a Medically-Required Induction?

Should my husband and I get a doula to assist at my labor, which will be a medically-required induction at 39 weeks? [more inside]
posted by Jaclyn on Mar 16, 2016 - 28 answers

Help me name my doula business

I'm working to build my doula business. I'm a labor and postpartum doula. And I need a website, which means I need a name. Help me, Metafilter! [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Aug 22, 2015 - 31 answers

doctors and midwives and doulas - oh my!

I'm pregnant - do I really need a midwife or doula? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Apr 1, 2015 - 33 answers

Movies About Childbirth, Doulas, The Affect of Babies on Marriage

Hey There Brilliant People! Could you please send me any film, tv or play suggestions that are about women going through pregnancy, the affect that has on their marriage, and women who work with doulas and midwives while pregnant? Thanks so much!
posted by sunnyblues48 on Sep 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Hiring some sort of parent/cleaner/nanny/grandma/sitter/SEA

I've got kids with medical problems and I need someone to help me manage our home. What is this called and how do I go about finding it? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on May 10, 2014 - 29 answers

Business name help

Business Names: How similar is too similar? [more inside]
posted by Abbril on Jan 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Nature + science = baby?

Looking for an obstetrician in Minneapolis or St. Paul, as well as general guidance on natural childbirth options/timelines. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Doula recommendations for a Sunnybrook delivery in Toronto?

I'm currently pregnant with my first child (whee!) and as a single-mom-to-be am kind of freaking out. It's been recommended to me that I investigate hiring a doula to help with labour and delivery as well as post-partum. I need recommendations if you have them on the who as well as what to look for in a good doula. [more inside]
posted by machine on Feb 14, 2012 - 13 answers

What do doulas do?

What is it like to be a doula? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 31, 2011 - 9 answers

Becoming a good doula/supportive husband

Most useful things a husband can do in the third trimester. [more inside]
posted by lapidus on Sep 26, 2011 - 14 answers

My ex-doula wants to sue. I'm sure she can but when?

My childbirth education coach/ doula is trying to sue me. She says I am refusing to pay but she's well aware that I don't have an income any longer and has even helped me with my job search. What kind of rights do I have in the amount of time that I'm given or the wording that she's using? [more inside]
posted by grablife365 on Aug 7, 2011 - 40 answers

Last minute doula in Chicago

Is there any chance of finding a doula (in Chicago) that will work with us at 39 weeks? Any recommendations? Thanks!
posted by steinwald on Mar 26, 2010 - 1 answer

All things prenatal in NYC

We're expecting our first baby in January 2010, and I'm looking for recommendations for all things prenatal in NYC. Anything you can recommend from midwives and doulas to shopping and yoga would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by defreckled on Jul 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Should we use a doula?

Should we use a doula for our hospital birth? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Aug 25, 2008 - 41 answers

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