Since the recession or the economic down turn.
I have spoken to a few doulas who now are in dire straits because they are not getting enough work due to this economic down turn.
Some doulas have had to change their prices to accommodate mothers who really want a doula but could not afford to pay the full price asked.
I have spoken to friends and couples who have said they do not want to have any children at this moment, because they could not see what the future holds for them.
Some have lost jobs and homes.
Another view is that if so many people are now unemployed then the hanky-panky (smile) will rise due to boredom or fun. Just the fact that many have not had time to be with each other, this is now the 'quality time'.
So the birth rate will rise even more so.
How are doulas coping with this down turn?