When I talk about my profession, I hear this question asked a lot. There are two very different schools of thought when people talk about cost of your doula.
We live in a world where the increasing norm is that we don't live near family. Long passed are the days when our neighbors are our family. Life, jobs, military assignments and school take our families to every corner of the world! That doesn't stop us from having more children (thank goodness!) but it does make things a little harder.