Hello ladies, I haven't bumped in quite a while but I was hoping I could get a little feedback from anyone whose gone through labor & delivery while there spouse was deployed.
I'm currently 5 months pregnant and just found out that my husband will not be present for the birth of our second child. I am not interested in having my mom or MIL in the delivery room with me (my mom may not even be there and my MIL will be looking after my older son) and didn't have anyone other than my husband with me during the first delivery. That being said, b/c my husband won't be present this time around I thought it might be nice to have some extra support from a doula. I just don't want to spend that money and then regret having hired a stranger to be present during such a private moment in my life, especially considering I've already gone through labor/delivery once before. So, have any of you used a doula as a stand in for your spouse or partner? If so, did you think her presence made it a more positive experience?
Also, we wouldn't qualify for Operation Special Delivery just in case someone was going to suggest that. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
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