With my first child, I had no idea there was such a thing as a doula -- I had never heard the word. With my second, we moved while I was 7 months pregnant, and I had since learned what a doula was; as I was away from home and family, I thought about finding a doula to help me through that birth, but in the end, the fear of the cost left my husband and I on our own again. With my third child, I finally decided I deserved a doula! As a doula, I knew I needed to put my money where my mouth was and be sure I had a doula present to help me through my labor.
♥ four young boys and a boy dog (offspring)