I have had a doula at all 5 of my births, so I don't know what a birth would be like without one. And after her help, I don't want to know. What a huge help and support! My husband and I have found her to be valuable enough to hire her for each delivery.
These six care practices also mention the value of having a doula.
What is a doula? Learn here. And more reasons to hire one? Read here.