I signed up for Childbirth International's doula training course this morning! I wanted to talk to DH about it and make sure he was okay with the financial aspect of it and he was supportive, so I did it. From what I've seen on the student website so far, I really like the way everything is set up. They make it easy for you to find other students in your area, too, which I love.
I talked to one of my friends about the possibility of doula-ing for her birth for the training requirements and she likes the iea (she is borrowing my Hypnobabies homestudy, so she would like the support of someone who has done Hypnobabies). Apparently the hospital has a 2 person labor support limit (this is not the hospital where I had DS, but I don't know if that hospital has any policies about it--I didn't ask), and she wants her DH and mom there, but she was already planning on writing a letter to get an exception because she wants her 3 kids there, too, so if she gets the exception, then it will be fine.