Help choosing a doula, I'm so stressed
I'm 14 weeks pregnant and have not chosen an OB/GYN/CNM, haven't registered with the hospital, haven't confirmed who is and isn't covered under insurance, and haven't chosen a doula. I know I've got time, but I also know I normally procrastinate until the last minute because of the stress involved.
The stress of hiring a doula: ok, so I have found several doulas (certified or working towards certification) in my area that are currently available for my due month, and emailed them. Mostly they cost a bazillion dollars, and I can only afford $300, $400 tops. So first I'm asking who is affordable. So let's say I get 5 doulas responding they'll accept $400. Now what? Schedule a meet-and-greet with each of them? Include hubby each time so we don't have to ask for a second meet-and-greet? That sounds stressful! Then when I decide on one what do I say to the others? I picked someone else, thanks for agreeing to meet my price and all your time, but you're chopped liver. I mean, that's what it feels like I'll be saying. Help!