It can sometimes make it hard for us to find you if you are registered under a different name that we don't know about. Even if you've done the paperwork for a name change, they will sometimes have your old name on file and, for some reason, use that, so it can be a big help to us to have it.
Please let us know who to thank. Also, for every referral we confirm, $20 is donated to help low-income parents receive the prenatal care they need.
Please include any special instructions, such as buzzer number, parking tips or details about how to get to your home if it is at all difficult.
If you can't think of any fears, please tell me what things you may have heard from other parents about their birth that has made you feel badly for them.
Whether hospital, home or some other planet altogether, whatever feels true for you is the right answer.
Your doula can take photos of the labour and birth if you wish, circumstances permitting. If you aren't sure check out this article on labour photography, and let us know what you'd like to have captured: http://www.kristierobin.com/#work&gallery=5244&image=0 Options include: tender moments between you and your partner (there are several examples of this at the website above), the intensity of labour, birth team, environment, moment of birth, immediate postpartum.
Please tell us when you plan to stop working and how long you plan to be at home after the baby is born.