With epidurals and other forms of medicine readily available on labor and delivery floors around the country, it’s become the norm for birthing people in the United States to choose medicalized pain management once they’re in labor.
You’ve recently found out you’re pregnant and instead of being over the moon about it, frankly you’re scared shitless.
You’ve heard nothing but great things about doulas and would really love to hire one for your birth, but why do they have to be so gosh darn expensive? Well, let’s break it down.
You may already know that birth doulas are trained to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to you when you’re in labor. Sounds fantastic, right?
So you’re pregnant and you’ve heard about these wonderful doula people (mostly women, but not always) who you can hire to support you during your birth.
When it comes to hiring a birth doula, you may be thinking that since you won’t be needing them until the very end of your pregnancy, there’s no need to hire one until a few weeks before your guess date.