Dads and Doulas
A doula will NEVER replace the father's role during labor, but rather compliment and enhance their overall experience. Fortunately, fathers are playing a more active role in the birth of their children than they used to. While they are quick to help their spouse in any way possible, some partners prefer to enjoy the delivery without having to act as a labor coach. The great thing about having a doula, is it allows the father freedom to help in whatever way he chooses. If the father is interested, the doula can share different comfort techniques for him to use to support his partner during birth. This also alleviates the pressure of trying to remember everything he learned in childbirth class. While the main focus of a doula is to ensure a safe and pleasurable experience for the mother, we are pleased to work alongside the father to create a special experience for him as well!