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FTM Navy Wife since 5/22/2010
"Why do I do it?.... because nights alone aren't permanent, missing him reminds me that I'm lucky enough to have someone to miss, and because I'm not afraid to make sacrifices for true love"
I am. I found her through Operation Special Delivery. We've met twice and she had me go over a birth plan and see what I wanted/didn't want and just talked out certain things. We're meeting again this week since I'm almost ready and she said she wanted to go over last minute details and make sure I have everything packed, etc. She went over in the beginning what she "did" which is basically to support me throughout labor and delivery and then she'll make sure the baby is latching and then she'll come back for a follow up a few days after the birth at home.
Done and Done.
I got really lucky to have my sister-in-law as my doula. She was amazing throughout the entire experience.
She and I went shopping a couple days before I delivered and we bought lavender oil and lotion, and my favorite snacks.
My whole plan was to go natural...although things did not work out that way after 18 hours of pitocin induced labor ( bc of placenta issues)
but she was super supportive and kept me calm and motivated throughout. Find someone you feel comfortable with!