Posts: 4 | Joined: 16th Oct 06
I'm 33 weeks pregnant with my first, i'm on my own and my family are not close by so I have hired a doula for the birth.
The lady I have is fantastic, helping me with birth plan choices and feelings/emotions, I feel really priveledged to have her!
You can also hire trainee doula's which cost about £150, however depending on circumstances Doula UK have a hardship fund for people in financial hardship.
I know that even if my partner was around I'd definately still have my doula, from what friends have said even the most devoted men tend to find the delivery room a bit daunting!
Anyway best wishes!