I'm looking for some ideas about support after birth. My DH starts a new job on Monday and will still be a temporary employee in June, so he'll take a couple days off unpaid while we're at the hospital (already ok'd by the company), but we can't afford for him to take any extra time off... So it's quite likely that my first full day at home will also be a day with just me and Baby. Also on my mind - with my history of depression, I'm kind of high-risk for PPD (I'm hoping BFing will help minimize this risk).
My thoughts so far include-
My mom - I love her, she'd take time off, but she also has "ideas" about how I'm hoping to do things (like BFing on demand...) I'm thinking that might be stressful. Then again, I don't know how to ask her NOT to come stay with me...
PP Doula - we can't afford it - the only doulas I've found in my area run $800+ and aren't specifically Post-Partum. I do have a friend who's a doula a few states away, I might check with her and see if she has suggestions.
MIL - she's awesome, but I don't know if she's planning on helping at all. She works full time.
SIL (my brother's wife) - she's a SAHM, with one kid part-time in school, the other full-time in school, and might be helpful, not sure how opinionated she'd be though, she's done the mainstream parenting thing.
I've also got some great friends who are moms, but have 2+ kids under 9, and so it would be a little crazy.
Any suggestions for a first-timer? I'm not even sure what kind of help I'll need, but I'm a little overwhelmed thinking about it.