Not sure what to do about a coach =/
DH and I had a long talk. He did tell me he'd be willing to be in the room and coach me if my mom and/or sister can't make it from out of state to be here when the baby comes.....the long talk was that he has really tried to be okay with being there and he just can't do it. I'm really sad, but I just don't know what to do. My BFF and I are barely speaking because she is just so unhappy in her own life that she has all but disappeared.
I don't feel comfortable asking other friends because LO is due so close to Christmas - I'm not close enough with most of them to feel like I wasn't intruding on their family time then (and some babies do come ON Christmas, ya know?).
I'm pretty sure a doula is out because of cost. I'm lucky enough to be a SAHM but that doesn't mean we have cash to burn......
My MIL looked at me like I was crazy when I told her that I wanted a coach - she said, "Why would you want anyone there? All I had was the doctor and a nurse?" She is also my grandmother's age and has a daughter my mother's age so we are talking a huge generation gap anyway.
I know women do it all the time on their own, I just can't help but feel sad, I guess. Maybe this isn't more of a question post but a vent post.
Thanks for reading, ladies! =)