Hire A Doula, But Don't Take My Word For It
I could go on and on about all the reasons that I think expectant and new parents should hire a doula, and not just because I am one! But you shouldn't just take my word for it. I'm sure you are sitting there going yea...ok...but I've heard they are hippies, take over, advocate etc...why would I want this person at my birth?
We asked some real local parents why they hired a doula, the consensus was "Hire one, you won't regret it". Here are some of the best reasons why:
Kris told us: "I did. Because I knew that birth was exciting and scary and I wanted a professional to help me on that journey. My husband said it was the best decision he's ever been party too"
Jennifer commented: "I wanted someone to be there to help me through the panic I had felt the first two times. To coach me and encourage me and to support my husband when he needed a break. I gotta say, my doula did all of those things!"
Jen said: "I wanted someone who could support my hubby. Someone to let him have a rest. I did not want to have one of our moms there and the friends I would be comfortable with didn't have kids yet (I didn't want to traumatized them)"
On the flip side we had one mom comment how she wished she had hired a doula
Tracy told us: "Hiring a doula is the one thing I wish we had done, so would have given Todd time to rest and worry a little less. Also so he could have someone he knew he could get answers from that he trusted would be up front and honest with him."
So whether this is your first baby or your fourth, take what these parents have said and do some research, throw out some feelers and ask some questions. We're more then willing to book in a complimentary consult to answer questions and discuss what you need in terms of support.