No one knows you better than your husband, and as doulas we want to support your relationship and help your husband be there for you emotionally and physically.
A doula can help a dad feel more at ease by taking the stress off of him. I can give him ideas on how to help the mother or give him a needed break to get something to eat. If there are multiple people supporting mom, I can make sure they are useful and that the environment remains calm and relaxed.
The doula is there to enhance the support of the birth partner, not replace them. Dads or other birth partners are encouraged to be present for the prenatal visits so that everyone has their voice heard and we are able to plan how we will best work as a team on your big day!
Childbirth International has written a helpful article on the role of doulas with birth partners. Can't get hubby on board? I'm happy to schedule a free consultation to answer any questions. No obligations.
"My husband was able to focus on me during the labor because he knew Bethany was reminding me of relaxation techniques and positions. He didn’t feel like he needed to be anything more than a loving and helpful husband. He has already told me that he definitely wants to hire Bethany again for baby #3." - M.R.