Dads, Partners and Doulas
In every meeting with prospective clients, I like to make sure families know that as a doula, I am never there to take the place of the husband or partner. As a couple, the two of you have an emotional connection that I could never replace. With my knowledge of physiologic birth, evidence-based care, and comfort measures, we make a great team! My goal is to support not only the birthing person, but also the partner!
Ways a doula supports partners:
Teaching you comfort measures to support your spouse/partner, such as acupressure and rebozo techniques
Providing reassurance and guidance throughout the birth process
Reminding you of birth preferences previously discussed and guiding you as you advocate for your family
Encouraging connection between couples throughout the birth
Continuous birth support so that you can take breaks as needed to care for yourself
"Mallori was incredible
at helping me cope and including my husband
in the process."
-Alli & Pete,