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#1 Freckles

Posted 01 January 2011 - 07:06 PM

There seems to be a great demand from EB members for the care of a trainee doula or student midwife during their pregnancy. So I've decided to start a thread for these people.

If you would like to have a trainee doula or student midwife follow you through your pregnancy please post your details here including the area you are in and your EDC. Once you have had the baby please edit your post or post again so that interested parties know that you are no longer a potential candidate.

Hope this makes it easier for you all, members and trainees! original.gif

Link to old thread is
here


#2 honeydew

Posted 07 January 2011 - 06:57 PM

I'm due in June this year with my first bub. biggrin.gif

I am keen to know of any trainee doulas or student midwives in the Canberra region who are interested in supporting my partner and I during my pregnancy, labour and after. I'm planning to deliver at Calvary.

Thanks!

#3 Mothering the Mother

Posted 07 January 2011 - 09:43 PM

Hi Honeydew,

I am heading to bed now, but wanted to let you know that I will respond to your PM tomorrow.

I am a student doula looking for my last pregnancy, birth etc. to follow.

Chat soon

Grub96

#4 Mothering the Mother

Posted 08 January 2011 - 11:29 AM

Honeydew, I've sent you a PM.

#5 Feralina

Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:01 PM

Hi there,

I'm a 30-year-old first time mum-to-be, due mid-June, looking for a student midwife or trainee doula in the east(ish) suburbs of Melbourne. Am located in Ringwood but will be giving birth at the Family Birth Centre at the Mercy in Heidelberg.

Am especially interested in someone who has some interest or knowledge of calmbirth and/or hypno-birthing as I'm hoping to go down one of these paths.

Thanks in advance!

#6 RHJ

Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:54 PM

Pming you strawberrymojo biggrin.gif

#7 CheynKissy

Posted 09 January 2011 - 05:54 PM

Hi There

I'm looking for a doula/midvife in the Townsville area. My third baby is due in September, there is a chance that my husband will not be here. I have had completely natural births with both of my daughters and hope for this one to be the same.

Cheers
Trudy

#8 beckoes

Posted 10 January 2011 - 04:26 PM

Hi.

I am looking for a trainie doula/mid wife to attend my up coming birth. Im due March 1st!! so only 7 weeks to go.

I live on the sunshine coast, well actually in the mary vally about 40 mins north of Noosa. I will be having my baby at the gympie hospital.

I have a 29 months old daughter who was born at Nambor. I am looking for some one to support me as we are quite new to the area and have no other support, family or friends and i think having my husband as my birth support and looking after my daughter will be a challenge.

I have really stuggled to find some one who is in this area so im hoping someone will be able to help!!!

Thanks

#9 chety

Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:59 PM

Hi waves.gif

DH & I have recently found out we are expecting baby #5, due around the 5th of september. We have had student midwives follow before, & would love to have a student follow again.  
I live in Adelaide in McLaren Vale, & will be birthing at flinders.

A bit about me - all of our births have been drug free vaginal births, with two being water births. (all 4 have been in the birth centre, but with #4 had a post birth hamorrhage 4hrs after birth, so may not be in birthing centre this time round sad.gif ) I prefer minimal intervention & fuss free approach.

It may be helpful if you live close-ish to flinders, as our other births have all been under 4hrs.

feel free to pm me happy.gif

#10 SingleSweetPea

Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:40 AM

Hi there  waves.gif ,

I'm looking for a trainee doula/student midwife to attend the birth of my first bub.

After attending my first antenatal class last night with my best friend who is doubling as my support person I am slightly concerned that she won't cope!  unsure.gif

I'm am 25 and my daughter is due on 29 March 2011. I will be giving birth in Sydney's RPA Birth Centre - I am attempting a drug-free birth.

I did post in the previous thread but thought I should post in here too.

Please PM me if you're interested, I look forward to hearing from someone.

Thanks in advance.
SSP  hheart.gif

#11 Mung bean

Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:49 PM

Hi there,

My partner and I are both 21 yrs old and expecting our first child in May on the 17th (2011) I am booked in to give birth to (him) at the RPA birthing centre with intentions of having a natural birth possibly in the birthing bath.

I have heard that in birthing centres women can be left unattended for some time and I feel I would love another support person to help me achieve my ideal birth.

If you are a student midwife/doula and are looking for a couple please contact me, ideally we are after someone who wouldn't charge as we are both students.

Please contact me via PM.

Alanna & Matthew

Edited by Freckles, 25 January 2011 - 04:58 PM.
Ed. by Mod to remove contact details. Interested members can contact you via PM.


#12 kznz

Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:02 PM

Hi
I am a first time mum and finally pregnant at 45. I am due 29th August and live in Lismore and plan to have my bub at Lismore Base. I am a single mum by choice and would love to have a student doula  help support me through the labour.
Please pm me if anyone is interested and avail
Thanks
Krista

#13 happymom87

Posted 30 January 2011 - 12:02 PM

hi
i am a second time mom looking for a student doula to help me with my birth in nov -october. if u are interested please pm me. i am in melbourne
thanks

#14 purplekishi

Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:41 PM

Have PMed you Happymom.

#15 Rumina

Posted 01 February 2011 - 02:43 PM

QUOTE (happymom87 @ 30/01/2011, 01:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi
i am a second time mom looking for a student doula to help me with my birth in nov -october. if u are interested please pm me. i am in melbourne
thanks


I have sent you a PM.

#16 *MaybeBaby*

Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:33 PM

Hi,

I've just found out I'm pregnant and would love to hear from any student midwives in the Brisbane area.  I'm due in September and will be giving birth at the RBWH. Please PM me if you would like to meet up.  I'm not sure how this all works, so I would love to hear from you  biggrin.gif

#17 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:38 PM

Hi,
I'm due in early June and am interested in having a trainee doula or midwife follow me through he rest of my pregnancy and birth.
I am in Newcastle, NSW and will be delivering at Newcastle Private. I am also looking at having a VBAC.

Not sure if there will be anyone around here doing this though!

#18 aphraell

Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:19 PM

Hi waves.gif

I am 20 weeks pregnant with my first baby, due around the 24th June. I will be giving birth at the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick and would love to hear from any trainee doulas (or potentially midwifes) interested in supporting me through the birth.

I have a wonderful DH but unfortunately he is not very good with medical stuff  and don't want him to feel pressured to stay in the room if it all gets too much. My mother has passed away and my sister is interstate  so having another support person there would be wonderful for both of us.

I am currently under the care of the high risk OB clinic at the hospital (due to history of Ashermans and family diabetes and BP issues) but luckily have a wonderful OB who is very supportive of a "natural" a birth as possible. I will likely be prepped for surgery with canulas etc "just in case" but other than that am hoping to have as low as intervention as possible (I would have loved to have gone Birth Centre but obvisouly can't because of the above)

Looking forward to hearing from anyone interested

A



#19 happymom87

Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:21 PM

hi
i am expecting my second baby
my EDD is oct 2nd and will be going to monash birthing center
in melbourne
i'm looking for a student doula
thanks

#20 B.M.C.M.I.E

Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:35 PM

I'm a young Mum, due to have #3 in early July. DF & I live in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. We'd love to give a student midwife the opportunity to follow us through this babies pregnancy and birth. We're attending Bacchus Marsh hospital so if you're from the area, feel free to contact me!

#21 brightjay

Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:46 PM

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Edited by brightjay, 05 July 2011 - 08:43 PM.


#22 Ă„lskling

Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:00 PM

I'm interested in considering a trainee doula or student midwife, not sure what it all involves though but I'd love to chat if anyone is seeking a pregnancy/birth to follow.

I'm in the northwest suburbs of Brisbane and possibly giving birth at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital (gave birth to #1 there naturally). Thanks!

#23 Azadel

Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:12 PM


Edited - we are no longer looking.

Edited by Azadel, 03 April 2011 - 09:54 AM.


#24 Babyplease!

Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:12 PM

Hi!!
We are expecting our 2nd baby this august and are based in Brisbane.  First birth did not turn out to be the experience I wanted, I was out to it for moat of it! sad.gif
Really wanting to have this baby in a calm environment this time, I am accepting of all things medical however and will be guided by OB / midwife.  If there is a student midwife out there in Bne who is interested then we would love to hear from you! original.gif

#25 misshavok

Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:27 PM

Hi there

DH and I are in our early-mid 20's and are expecting our first on the 6th August 2011. We are delivering at Caboolture Hospital on the northside of Brisbane.

We aren't exactly sure what having a Trainee Doula or Student Midwife would entail (seeing as this is our first) but we are very happy to speak to someone who is interested.



ETA - We are now working with a Trainee Midwife, thank you for all the interest though. original.gif

Edited by misshavok, 23 May 2011 - 09:58 PM.





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