Has anyone here had a post-partum doula before? Here are my reasons for leaning toward hiring one:
-most family is about 5 hours away. While parents plan to come help for a week or so each, it is hard to nail down a schedule with my due date so up in the air (twins!)
-first time mom!
-I have some concerns about my mother helping out...love my mom, but she did not breastfeed and although she supports it in theory, she has made many comments about don't be afraid to use formula, breastfeeding is hard, harder w/ twins, etc. Though I don't think she'll stand in my way per se, her solution at any hint of a problem will be to switch to formula. I think I could use an advocate/helper in this arena.