We have another update--we've contracted with our doula! We're going with the same doula who was with us for the birth of DD #1. We feel very comfortable with her and she was very supportive during the 36 hours of labor with DD#1.
We're going to try for a VBAC. My OB is very supportive of VBAC (as is the entire hospital!). The doula will be there for
the delivery and will start helping us prep for it as we get closer to
the due date. She did a great job making sure that we were fed, hydrated, helped suggest different positions while I labored with #1, and had great tips to help with pushing etc. She was also supportive of DH which was great as he did a great job and I'm sure she played a role in that. And she took pictures and notes so we have wonderful documentation of #1's birth process. We feel so
good about having her on board!