@Dana how much was a doula out of pocket range ?
I'm a firm believer that the more knowledge you have the more powerful you are in the better you will be at making informed decisions. Anything that will support that is a healthy move and a good decision. If you're financially strapped and would have to pay out-of-pocket, another thing you can do is call your insurance company and see what midwives are covered under your plan that is also an easy way to guarantee that they have the education level to work with you upto/after the delivery. Sorry for all of the typos I hope you could still understand what I was saying. I'm using talk to text while trying to wrangle my crotch goblins.
I think it depends on if you have to pay out-of-pocket, and if you're financially secure enough to afford that. I had a midwife instead of a GYN. My Midwifes education and licensing was high enough for her to be a practitioner on her own, however, for my C-section, she was with the GYN that she works under my midwife was absolutely amazing she made my entire pregnancy a very personal experience and I feel good because of that I didn't need a Doula. If you're going to a typical GYN, and feel like you're just another patient in the file stack and not having a personalized experience that it might not be a bad thought, or if your support system is lacking. The job of the door is to empower and support you throughout your pregnant journey.
I think it’s very helpful. I have one and a friend of mines had one. She just gave birth a few months ago and informed me of a few things her doula was able to “ advocate “ for her during her delivery process.
They all vary! Idk how they work out their prices, if its like per session or per pregnancy 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️