Looking for a volunteer doula in the Boston area

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Hello, I gave birth with an amazing doula three months ago, andI have a wonderful friend in the Boston area who is due in November 2003. Money is tight, and I would like to try to find a volunteer doula in the Boston area for her to work with. Does anyone have any information on whom I can contact? She is a wonderful, special woman and very committed to natural childbirth. Thank you! Melissa Munn melisma11@hotmail.com

-- Melissa Munn (melisma11@hotmail.com), September 13, 2003


Wouldn't you consider supporting her at her birth?

You do have experience. I was my sisters birth partner - it was amazing!

-- Andrea Stone (andrea22_uk@yahoo.com), September 15, 2003.

I would love to be there for her, but I have a new baby myself; also she lives in Boston, I live in New York City. There's a chance if I am in Ct. for Thanksgiving and she goes into labor, maybe I could work it out, but I really can't fathom leaving my baby for anything more than a few hours...

-- Melissa Munn (melisma11@hotmail.com), September 17, 2003.

oh I see what a shame. I have a 15 week old baby who is breastfed. I attend college twice a week, but express milk for his daddy to give him.

-- Andrea Stone (andrea22_uk@yahoo.com), September 18, 2003.

Hey! Our babies must have close to the same birthdate! My daughter was born on June 6th. I too am pumping so Papa can feed the baby- I just started going back to work 12 hours a week, and it's working out pretty well, though it's hard to leave her.What was your labor like?

-- Melissa Munn (melisma11@hotmail.com), September 18, 2003.

My son was born on the 5th of June! I am 25 and have 5 kids now ages 7,5,4,2 and Kamron 16 weeks - all their births were different. I have never had a single stitch, and usually use entanox.

-- Andrea Stone (andrea22_uk@yahoo.com), September 24, 2003.

Hi Melissa,

I just stumbled upon this forum and saw your post. We provide training for labor assistants/doulas and childbirth educators, and we have a large membership in Boston. If your friend is still looking for a doula you or she might want to look at our website, which is www.alace.org, or call us at (888) 222-5223. Many of our members are willing to volunteer and I'm sure we can find someone for your friend.

-- Jessica Porter (jporter@alace.org), October 27, 2003.

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