Doula's increase your chances or a successful VBAC and a better chance at a med free birth. Which is what I want. So I hired a doula.
This. My thoughts are that it can't hurt, and that it's just extra support in helping me get to the end goal, which is a med free VBAC. I am extremely determined to achieve my goal and will do everything possible to help me get there.
DH was great last time, and he'll still be my most important rock in the delivery room, but a doula will help where he doesn't have the knowledge or experience to help and can help me enforce my birth plan. I plan to have her be the one to tell people to get out and shut up if I need her to, lol. I'm doing a hypnobirthing labor and will need quiet and calm with no interventions, and extra people to keep my labor experience as planned are nothing but appreciated!