I live in the south with my fiancee and he is in the military. The two sides of my family live in New York and Utah so needless to say they wont be able to get down here for the birth of the baby. I don't have very many close girlfriends down here and I can see my future MIL driving me up a wall to the point of me throwing something at her during labor. My plan is to deliver as naturally as possible. My Biological and Adoptive mothers both passed away within the last 12 months so I'm kind of without any female support for the birth. I have heard amazing things about a Doula that practices locally and she has a spot open for the month that I'm set to deliver. The problem is my fiancee is extremely hard headed and will definitely not want to shell out the extra expense for a Doula. I'm trying to figure out a way to present the idea to him so I can easily persuade him to give in. He will fight me tooth and nail because thats just how he is. He's the typical "I'm always right" man, but I just choose my battles wisely and ignore him the rest of the time. But this is something I really would feel better having with my birth experience than not. Does anyone have any advice on convincing a know it all, stubborn and cheap man to shell out an extra few hundred bucks? Any advice or stuff I can use to back up my case would be greatly appreciated!
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