Hi everyone. I'm pretty new on here but have already come to love and appreciate all of you and the great advice and support I have received simply by reading your experiences. It is always nice to know you are not alone or maybe educate yourself on a viewpoint different than your own (Please excuse my mushy moment of gratitude, just had to be said).
That being said maybe you all can help me out...
I will be a VBAC mom in Metro Detroit who was is planning on delivering in the hospital but is becoming increasingly scared on what that experience may/will be (the culture is not very natural birth friendly and I am always being reminded I can schedule a RCS "no problem"). I cannot afford a homebirth with a midwife, however I know I will have the support of a doula/BP just have not found the right person yet. My question is...
in anyone's experience, are there any doulas/montrices out there who were willing to labor at home with you until the latest possible time (I'm talking close to right before wanting to push)?
has anyone had experience hiring a midwife as a doula with the understanding the actual delivery would occur in the hospital?
I appreciate any response or referral.