Good Day! - posted on 11/16/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )
Aren't some of you on here doulas or have used doulas?
Anyway, my cousin used one. She's the first person I've known in real life to use one. I considered it for a short time, but let the thought pass. My baby will be delivered at our local small town hospital and the thought of finding a doula around here seemed daunting. Plus I'm a cheapskate.
Well, just a few minutes ago my cousin (a different one) told me on facebook that she just went through the training. She offered her services for free, saying it would be an honor to help me. I'm very nervous about this birth, as my last resulted in an emergency c-section and I'm going for a VBAC. I told her I would love the help, but I'm going to think it over, talk to my husband, and talk to my doctor.
The concept of a doula is very new to me. Anyone care to share their experiences with doulas? Are they invaluable or something you could have done without?