We have an appointment with a Doula today. I’m feeling a bit nervous for our first meeting. We haven’t committed to having one yet. I’ve heard many positive reviews re: using a doula so I figured we should at least check it out. I was more convinced that I’d want one when I didn’t get in with the midwives clinic. Now that we have a midwife, I’m wondering if it’s worth it to also have a doula. The price is “what you think it’s worth” kinda scale. I’ve heard that midwives and doula’s roles are different during labour. Our midwife sees no problem with us using a Doula as well.
If you’ve met with a doula before, used a doula, or are a doula, I’d love your help with the following:
1) What questions should we ask our doula at our first meeting today?
2) What was your reason(s) for either going with a doula or in the end, not using one?
3) Would you recommend us having a doula for labour/delivery? Why or why not?