I don't know where you are at but I know the CNM's around here are very busy and don't often have only one mom laboring. My opinion is that it doesn't matter what they say. It's your birth. If you want a doula and think that you will benefit from one then you should have one. I highly doubt that the CNM is going to refuse to attend your birth if you have a doula there.
4/9/13 at 5:26pm