I live in an area where there are no doulas to hire, we have no family near by (my family for example is about 20 hours by air away), we also have very few friends (and none with kids, mostly are also men).
I am realizing it is likely I will be giving birth alone (at the hospital) possibly without my DH there since DS is just over 2 and I do not want him there (he is very curious, into everything and at the apex of his tantrum age) the only way I see DH being able to be there is if I go into labor/give birth while DS is at daycare (M-Th, 10-3pm).
Has anyone had the experiencing of birthing alone? Or even birthing in a country where you are not a native speaker? I am trying to being to prepare myself for this process/reality. I have even to some extent been considering a scheduled c-section so that DS can be at daycare, DH could be with me and I can hire some after birth support (a babysitter for afternoons with DS, grocery delivery, etc)