DOULAS… THE RETURN OF A TIME-HONORED TRADITION OF SUPPORT DURING CHILDBIRTH.

Why Dads Love Doulas (other family and friends do, too)

A doula doesn’t replace anyone – she’s a member of the birth team who supports everyone else in their own role. She can help the father-to-be participate at his own comfort level by showing him how and when to use comfort techniques; she provides him with information as the birth unfolds, and in some cases the doula is the main support for the dad so the mother-to-be doesn’t have to be. Partners are usually grateful to share the “coaching” job with someone more experienced and relaxed!

Click here to read author/doula expert Penny Simkin’s article
on doulas and partners working together.

University of California, San Diego Medical Center

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