I second the nomination for Tricia at mothertreebirth! She was my doula, and I adore her and Jesse (we met her as a backup). As a birth doula, she meets with you twice *in person* before your EDD, and twice afterwards. These sessions are outside of phone calls, so we set the meetings to be about what concerned us most.
My hospital (St. V's) birth was a PITA of medical intervention, and Tricia really helped us make decisions and roll play our 'respect me' conversations that we needed to have with nurses. We felt MUCH more in control of our birth, which in hindsight could have gotten COMPLETELY out of control pretty fast. St. V's -- even with a midwife -- is quick to suggest an epidural, pitocin, whatever. I think she freaked them out with her essential oils near me and all that, but screw 'em, it's my birth, and I trusted her completely. A little lavender on the side table never hurt anyone!
I still ended up with a c-section, but I honestly feel like there is / was nothing more I could reasonably do or wanted to do to prevent it. She also met us in our ppd room, so we were able to debrief the experience (both of us). She really treated DH and I as a team. He never once felt like his role was being undermined or threatened in any way, and even thanked me later for hiring her. Our labor was 44 hours, and he felt really comfortable taking 5 minutes away to get food (or a smoke, quite frankly), knowing I was in good hands.
If you want to know more (you're probably wishing for less at this point, aren't you?) -- I could go on all day about these ladies. Especially Tricia since I know her well. She teaches Birthing from Within classes at OHSU, too.... Just so you know more about where she's coming from. We didn't take the class, but she did some of the exercises with us.