I've been doing some reading about choosing a birth plan and the care you receive. I have read about doulas and independent midwives and student midwives. I was wondering if anyone out there has used any of these support people and what the pro/cons were? What they did and how it was all organised?
When it comes around to the time, my husband would be with me and possibly my mother but I thought it would be nice to have someone from the healthcare profession that is with you through the whole journey.
I would be in the public system and I've heard you see different people for all your antenatal care and then you get whatever midwife is working when you go in for labour. I tend to get quite anxious when I'm not in control of a situation and there is no greater 'out of control' experience than birth!
Love to hear others thoughts...