I have been researching low cost doula services in my area (Los Angeles). I think I've found her! Her name is Allegra and she has the same last name as me (I think that's why I was drawn to her). We talked on the phone for almost an hour...and I really like her philosophy on natural birth. She is affordable and it's early enough in the pregnancy for us to really develop a friendship and partnership for this pregnancy!
We're going to meet in person next week. If the positive vibes are still there when we meet, I have found my doula! Will update this post when it happens!