I just cannot afford to have a homebirth but am becoming increasingly terrified of my local hospital and the birth experience that it may/will bring (including being told I will only have a 30% chance of being successful and continuous external fetal monitoring with no exceptions).
I can spring the cost for a doula but my question is: Will some/most doulas feel comfortable laboring until the last minute (6-7cm if not longer)? Or are there any midwives willing to act as a doula or montrice?
Any personal experiences with this or BP advice would be greatly appreciated.
I'm in the Metro Detroit area (just in case there are any references :)
Thank you so much.