My DH is really set against having a doula. Even after explaining to him that the doula won't take his place and will be able to provide knowledge and support us both during labor, he is still not open to the idea. I pretty much offended him bringing it up because he says I basically implied that he couldn't support me good enough during labor. I'm still pretty hesitant to not have a doula for a hospital/OB birth, but at this point I'd rather keep the peace. I might bring it up again a little later, but for now I need to start planning this like I'm going to be on my own.
So, did anyone NOT have a doula and have a natural birth? What did you do to prepare (books/classes/etc)? Thanks in advance for any input anyone can give me!