Since my husband will be away for most of my pregnancy and the birth of the baby and I have no family nearby, I used Operation Special Delivery (OSD) using doulas.com to contact a doula near my home and she said yes! She will be meeting with me a few times before and after birth, and of course be there during labor. I am so relieved. It makes me feel somewhat better. I am so grateful for programs like this, it is such a nice opportunity. Hope other wives out there can avail of this too. It is my first baby so having a doula is really a great opportunity for me. Just sharing!