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  1. RanaRavens

    RanaRavens said, over 1 year ago

    Good on ya, doula and husband. Last thing a woman in labor needs is random people busting in on her.

  2. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    yep, good idea, keep a registered nurse away from her???
    Oh well, her kid, her decision.

  3. SCOTTtheBADGER

    SCOTTtheBADGER said, over 1 year ago

    I thought Clarence and Charlene were smarter than that. You can have a doula if you must, but someone who knows what they are doing is more important. It’s unlikely that they will be needed, but if they are, you need them bad.

  4. annemariem

    annemariem said, over 1 year ago

    The appropriate medical staff may well be in there—it’s all the extra people that the doula is keeping out. We’ve gone so far from the father reading the paper upside down in the waiting room that now a lot of people feel entitled to be at a birth whether mom wants a crowd scene or not. We need to get back to a healthy medium on that.

  5. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    If you did some crunches, would you be the abdoula?

  6. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @annemariem

    At one time, royal births were attended by anybody who wanted to be there. Supposedly this was to assure that the infant was actually born to the queen, and not an imposter slipped in via a warming pan, but I think a lot of folks thought it was nice to hear royalty yelling in pain.

  7. gmforde

    gmforde said, over 1 year ago

    Considering how crowded an average o.r. is today, the doula was right to limit people. Along with several medical personnel, you have several machines that machine techs have to watch. They check to make sure they’re working correctly. Then you have to have the prep people prepping the instruments needed. I was operated on a few years ago. I counted about ten people in the room, and about ten machines. The room isn’t very big. There was just enough room to fit the gurney I was on and then transferred to the very narrow table. You would think by now she would know how crowded it can get. Oh well.

  8. Marc

    Marc said, over 1 year ago

    We had a doula team of 2 for our first son. Ground rules were that I was there to give my wife everything she needed. They were there to make sure I had everything I needed to do so and to back me up if the nurses weren’t listening to what I was telling them (when my wife was working too hard to be able to speak). This came in especially handy when they were insisting on an epidural to dull her pain when my wife was adamant that she wanted a natural birth unless there was a medical emergency (you know, other than pushing a human being out of her body).

  9. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, over 1 year ago

    I’m sorry, am I missing something? What’s a Doula is that like an at-home doctor?

  10. Dr Fogg

    Dr Fogg said, over 1 year ago

    I’m sorry, but the dad should be in there too. I’m just saying…

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    @Kris Bennett

    Look up doula on Google. Wikipedia.org explains it very well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doula

  12. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, over 1 year ago

    Are they in the hospital or at home? Looks a bit casual to be a hospital setting.

  13. TheDOCTOR....

    TheDOCTOR.... said, over 1 year ago

    Does she have that Very Expensive Machine that goes “PING in the room ?
    - Its a Monty Python Joke.

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