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Considering a Doula - Delivering at Cedars

I'm giving birth at Cedars with an OB, but I'd really like to have a doula there with me.  I have no idea where to even start  -- there are so many to choose from and I have no idea.  Since I'm not having a home birth (I am high risk), will most doulas be uninterested in going to a hospital?  Does anyone have any good doula recommendations?  How much do they usually cost?
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Re: Considering a Doula - Delivering at Cedars

  • We are also having our baby at Cedars. So excited! Smile When we were interviewing doulas, we never encountered one uninterested in going to the hospital. I think that's where they're most needed...

    I haven't delivered yet, but ours is Tracy Hartley. http://www.bestdoulas.com/ She is super experienced and has a wealth of knowledge, which was a big factor for us. Doulas in LA tend to range between $500-$1,500+ depending on their experience level/services. But there are doulas who are new to the business/still in training that you can get for less. We actually will have two because Tracy is bringing a trainee doula with her.

    One thing you can do is ask your OB if there are any s/he recommends (mine had a list). We actually found ours by internet search, though. Go with your gut and with whom you feel most comfortable.

    Good luck!

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  • Thanks for the info! 
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  • Hi there, I delivered at Cedars and while I LOVED my nurse, I wish I had hired my friend as a doula.  Here is the link to her page, she has wonderful energy and really nurtures her clients! http://www.headfirstdoulas.net/about/vera_mccaughan/ I really cannot say enough good things about her. I don't know how available she is right now, but she's wonderful if you can get her :)
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    Hi there, I delivered at Cedars and while I LOVED my nurse, I wish I had hired my friend as a doula.  Here is the link to her page, she has wonderful energy and really nurtures her clients! http://www.headfirstdoulas.net/about/vera_mccaughan/ I really cannot say enough good things about her. I don't know how available she is right now, but she's wonderful if you can get her :)

     Thanks for the info.  I will definitely check her out. 

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