Doulas do not in anyway try to take place of the father/birth partner in or make the father/birth partner feel less important
or not needed. Fathers/birth partners need to be there to bond with the mothers and newborns they have a very important role
Doulas are there to help the father/birth partner with any questions or concerns that might have had over something they
have learned at childbirth classes previously taken.
She can give the father/birth partner a break if they need to go get something to eat or go home and shower if delivery
is still a long time frame away.
She can give the mother a massage or fluff up her pillows or tidy her up so that you are able to take a quick break for
She can go through the stages of labor with you that the mother might be going through if you have any questions.
She can teach you relaxation and massage techniques to use on the mother, so you don't feel like you aren't doing anything
She can take photos and or videos for you when the final moments are happening so that you can be more of a part of what
is going on.