I could become a doula anywhere. I have labor n delivery experience. I wanted to do it and no longer have to be an RN doing it. This way its all natural at home unless something turns worse for the delivering mom. I can select who I want to work with. Not the other way around. Nor have to work with doctors and or nurses that do not do their jobs. Unless the delivering mother desires hospital delivery. With my experience the doula becomes secondary in the hospital setting where I took over until delivering midwife or doctor stepped in at time of crowning head. So, it is something to consider as a doula. Where have you worked? The no medication thing is what most women experience a problem with. But most doctors in my experience worry after 8 hours of admission due to increased risks. To the mother/baby and them being sued. Where many women go over 8 hours of labor. Its not unusual with a first child especially. Most women would only like to have 1/2 hour labor n delivery but that doesn't happen very often. With some it does. Most of them tare and need stitching though. I could even do that in emergencies if I had to. Therefore, what has been your experience and where have you been doula? My experience is so vast that I would pick up on every little thing. Its like a radar detector. And my family doesn't want me to grant ppl that vast RN experience any further. And I agree with them about that.