I plan to give birth in a hospital with an epidural – can I still hire a doula?

Absolutely!  Doulas are not just for homebirths or non-medicated births.  Doulas will support you in the birthing environment of your choice.  They will also respect your choice to labour with or without pain medication.  If you wish to give birth without pain medication then a Birth Doula will fully support you, but equally if your needs change during the labour, your Doula will listen to you and ensure that you have the right information in order to make informed decisions.