I'm about 14 weeks along now, and starting to plan some of the logistics of our planned UC. I intend to UP as well.
My hubby is fully onboard with the idea of UCing, but we've both agreed that we would like an extra support person. We have a three year old, and the logistics of where he will be, and how long my labor might take have us thinking that a doula would be a very good idea.
We move a lot, and love our current location although we had not initially intended on having the baby here. However, on a whim, we started to contact a few doulas in the area to see if staying in the area was a possibility for the birth. It seems that no doula in the area would feel 'comfortable' attending a UC birth.
We're fine with moving on to a better area for the birth, but after being turned down a few times, now I'm wondering if hiring a doula is even a possibility wherever we are! Does anyone have advice on how to seek out the right sort of doula, or any insight on whether or not we'll be able to find one in a more open-minded area.
I'm really just wanting labor support...nothing outside the realm of normal doula stuff.