THE QUESTION THE PARTNER ALWAYS ASKS: Answered by the doula!
It’s often the question that comes up in consultations: “why do we need a doula?… I’ll be there!”
Of course you will be there to support the birthing woman! A Stars and Stripes Doula would never want to take that time and those moments away from you – this is your journey!
It’s our passion, and our job to be the link.
The link to helping you (the partner) support the birthing woman. Maybe sometimes you’ll need guidance on how to help her, or maybe you need a break and don’t want to leave her unsupported.
We will be there to make sure you’re guided in a way that really can help, and we will support her while you grab a cup of coffee or a 20 minute nap!
We are there to teach you how to physically support her with hip squeezes and belly sifting and so much more…
Then, when you’re tired we can take over to help. Most couples find out fairly quickly during a labor that we are dad’s doula too!
As professionals we know our boundaries and what is in our scope, and as a Stars and Stripes Doula you can rest assured that we will be considerate and respectful of the place a partner takes during the laboring process. Our goal is to support the family as a whole – not just the birthing woman!
Written by: Madison Lawrence, Lead Doula of Stars and Stripes Doulas of Kansas