Hello everyone. I'm Leanne and not a nurse, but a Birth Doula. I've been lurking on the boards for some time now, and have never introduced myself properly
I'm married, have two boys 3 and 1 and we're TTC our third sometime in 2003 hopefully it will happen for us. I'd love to go back to school to become a L&D nurse (esp since DH says I can't keep having babies forever :roll, but don't think that will happen until our children grow older, which is fine with me, I love being home with them while they are young.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas
Dec 27, '02
No, in order to be a birth doula or OB nurse, you DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE GIVEN BIRTH YOURSELF...and some of the BEST labor attendants I have seen have NOT (men are wonderful labor nurses often---- yet have NO physical birth experience to draw from).....what *is* critical the person be attentive, caring, quick to note changes in maternal/fetal conditions, an very willing to WORK HARD with long hours, to be an effective birth attendant, whether it be nurse or doula....or midwife/dr.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Dec 27, '02