dads/partners and doulas in Moncton, Bellylicious~Pregnancy. Doula. Postnatal Services dads/partners and doulas

 

"With her partner and a doula at birth, a mother can have the best of both worlds - her partners loving care and attention and the doula's expertise and guidance in birth."

~ DONA International, "Dads & Doulas"

Many father's/partners are eager to participate and take an active role during childbirth. Others prefer to take on a less active role and focus on experiencing the birth of their child alongside the mother. Regardless, a Doula is there to compliment the father's/partners role. This means, that she is there to support both the father/partner and the mother throughout the process, in turn, allowing the father/partner the freedom to share in the birth however he is comfortable in doing so. A Doula can make suggestions such as different methods of massage, breathing techniques etc, and provide encouragement to the father/partner as to what may work best to support the mother at that time.

"A Birth Doula can help a father experience this special time with confidence."

~ DONA International, "Dads & Doulas"

In childbirth, the majority of women choose to be accompanied by someone they love. This person is most often their spouse/partner, and can often times be a close family member or friend. Many father's/partners worry that a Doula will take over, replace them at the birth, and will take away from the experience. However, a doula's role is not to take over, take away from, or replace the father/partner.

"The father's presence and loving support in birth is comforting and reassuring. The love he shares with the mother and his child and his need to nurture and protect his family are priceless gifts that only he can provide".

~ DONA International, "Dads & Doulas"

Dads/Partners & Doulas