doula

Why Partners Love Doulas!

Why Partners Love Doulas!

So many times as a doula I’ve heard “I think we really need a doula and my husband doesn’t care either way” or sometimes “he’s not really on board yet” or “he’s not sure how you could help us if things go wrong”. As doulas, it’s important for our clients to know that we are not their partners. I am not your care provider or your partner but I can support both in so many ways!

In prenatal visits with my clients, I like to get to know the partner just as much as the birthing person. I want to know what their goals, fears and desires are for the birth just as much as the birthing person because they are equally important and only help me better support everyone in the birthing room. Whether the partner wants to be 100% physically involved or needs to do more emotional supporting, I help the partner prepare to do those things and support them throughout.

So why do partners love doulas?

Doulas Support Epidurals

Doulas Support Epidurals

I have been asked on more than one occasion, "What if I get an epidural? How will you support us if I choose to get an epidural?"  I've also been told, "I don't need a doula, I just want to get an epidural and be done with it."....  A doula should be able to support you physically and emotionally, should offer partner support and educational information and advocacy, no matter the birth plan.

10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing A Doula

10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing A Doula

So you've decided to hire a doula! Next, you'll arrange for a consultation aka an interview. This interview is a great opportunity for you (and your partner!) to not only get to know the services the doula offers, but also who the doula is and how well they will work with you through this very special time.