I interviewed a doula who I feel like I really clicked with, she seems pretty perfect! However, my only aprehension is that she told me she has another client due a week before me, and since the other client hired her first, that if I were in labor, and the other woman went into labor after me, she would call in her back up for me, and have her transition in so my doula could go to the other laboring woman (who hired her first). I had never heard of this policy and was under the impression that whoever goes into labor first would have priority, but I'm not sure. She only takes two clients a month, and said she has never had to call a back up. Other than this, I really like her, I know its probably totally unlikely that we would be in labor at the same time, I just feel a little nervous about the possibility and feel a little slighted that although we are paying the same price, one has priority over the other. I also wonder, if she did have to leave, if that would be a major distraction during labor?
Besides this, I've also emailed like 15 doulas in the NYC area and only a handful have called me back. any experience with that?