My husband and I would strongly encourage anyone who is going to have a baby to hire a doula. It’s worth every penny to have someone who can help get you through, especially if it’s your first and you have no idea on what to expect.
Wouldn’t change anything, thought everything the doula did was all very helpful. My husband was even impressed with everything she did to help. One of the nurses that was on duty said she wanted to have another baby, so that she could have a doula.