Having a doula is THE best decision I made in regards to my labor and delivery plan!!! Whenever I meet a pregnant lady, the first thing I ask is, "Do you have a doula?" Everyone needs a doula!!!! I was blessed to have Courtney as my doula and we had an amazing time!!! She was available to consult at any hour, gave me references to check out, gave me unbiased advice, suggestions, and most importantly, she encouraged me and believed in me. I am a first time mom, and Courtney helped me have the confidence to stick to my birth plan and have a natural, drug-free experience. She was on my side, no matter what I decided to do, and I couldn't have done it without her!!! My best advice to anyone pregnant is to 1) Get a doula and 2) educate yourself as much as possible.