“A doula is a non-medical assistant in prenatal care, childbirth and during the postpartum period.”
Tobyjoe and I are tight with cash right now and while I like the idea of a doula and what I’ve heard from those who have used one, I’m not sure it’s going to be feasible for us. But before making that decision, I want to do a little more research. Did a doula make a huge difference during your delivery? What do they do? Can we get by without one? How much does a doula cost? I scheduled lamaze classes, breastfeeding classes, and a class on childcare, but I am not sure we have the funds to pay for a doula as well. However, if it’s absolutely crucial for delivery – if we’re nuts to go into this without one – then I’ll figure out a way to pay for it even if it means selling the baby.
If you help me, it will be doula noted. (Come on, now. You all totally owe me after coming up with that awesome title.)