This being our third baby my DH and I weren't going to have a doula because 1. we figured we could handle everything and 2. Money!
Well... my mom's best friend sent me a FB message reminding me that her sister is a doula and I should call her. I told her that Paul and I were just talking about that and that we didn't think we could afford it. She called her sis and she said she doesn't charge. WHAT! She just likes being at births and I think it helps that she has known my mom since my mom was 11 and saw me grow up.
So I need to call her today and see if she is available. My only thing is I feel bad that I am due right after xmas on New Year's.
I am thinking mostly she can be a doula for my mom who is pretty insistent on being in the delivery room from the first contraction and I really don't want that. Every labor I have snapped at my mom because she drives me crazy and does not understand labor at all.
Sarah - wife, mom to Riley 7/9/03 and Jacob 7/15/05 and Hannah 1/5/11 a successful