We're not pregnant yet, but planning on trying for #2 very soon...if we go with the OB who attended the delivery of DS in the hospital (at the time, she wasn't our usual OB; our original OB was on vacation when DS was born), we will probably want to have a doula. We really like the OB and don't think she'd give us much trouble about our crunchy ways, but our hospital experience was typical of many (nurses mostly concentrated on the machine that goes ping! and not giving the laboring woman much personal support), and it was pretty clear that neither the OB or the nurses were too familiar with a woman laboring with no epidural, resisting Pitocin, and wanting to move around during labor.
There are no midwives covered under our insurance right now, but there's a chance our insurance will change next month and we'll get to go to the midwife we like at Carle. We just want to start looking now (and saving money for a doula) so we can be prepared should we have to go with the OB.
TIA for any suggestions!!