A doulas role is never meant to replace the support role of the partner. Instead a doula works with a couple to provide assurance, encouragement and support for both when they need it most.
Having a doula present allows a father to support his partner emotionally during labor and birth and to also enjoy this special moment himself, without the pressure of trying to remember everything they learned in childbirth class!
The partner's presence and loving support in birth is comforting and reassuring whether in a hospital or having a homebirth . The love they share with the mother and child, and the need to nurture and protect their family are priceless gifts that only they can provide. With a partner and a doula present at birth, a mother can have the best of both worlds -- her partner's loving care and attention and the doula's expertise and guidance in birth; whether in a hospital or having a homebirth.
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Disclaimer: BEACH CITY DOULA offers information on childbirth and a variety of other topics and is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professionals.
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