There is a very real possibility that I will be forced to go through labour/birth alone and the prospect is really scary.
Has anyone been through this on their own? Either by choice or circumstance, that could give me some advice or reassurance. I know I'll have a midwife there, but that's not really the same as someone who cares for you IYKWIM.
My Mum, apart from not being someone that could cope with the stress, will be here looking after DS1 anyway. My sister offered to be my support person, but will be 8mths pregnant herself, and also lives an hour away! My closest friends live interstate.
I've considered a doula, but heard they are expensive which I probably can't afford now that I'm on my own?? Besides they still don't 'know' me...