You may already know this as you have already done a lot of research on natural childbirth but figured I would mention it in case your didn't.
I have been talking to Mandi about doula's and hospital procedures more and she contacted her doula regarding some questions that I had. Her doula mentioned that some insurance companies cover the cost of doulas. I had no clue that they would cover something like that! I am going to call today and find out if our plan does.