Hope you have a great birth!
Originally Posted by poetesss
Hi all, I am cross-posting this here and on the "I'm pregnant" forum. thanks for any advice you can offer!
I'm thinking about getting a doula, but have some questions for others who have done it:
1-How much did you pay, and what services were included? (or if you are a doula, how much do you charge?)
I think it all depends on what area you live in. Where I am, most doulas charge $500-$700
2-Is it worth it to have a doula if you are already seeing a midwife who you are comfortable with and shares your birthing philosophy?
With my first birth, I didnt have a doula. I was planning a hospital birth attended by a CNM, figured she would be my labor support. Well, she had several other clients in labor at the same time so I relly didn't see her till the end.
Second birth was a homebirth. didn't have a doula
Third birth was a planned homebirth but ended up with a hospital induction for blood pressure problems. I had a doula. Never again will I go without! My labor was easier and my doula got my husband involved so I was much happier with his involvement after this birth. If I get pregnant again, I will have a doula, even if its a homebirth.