Birth Partners and Doulas
Does a Doula Replace My Birth Partner?

A doula is there for the partner also. A birth partner may be your husband, baby's father, friend, mother, sister, or relative. A birth doula does not replace the role of your chosen birthing partner. The role of the birth doula is to assist and support the mother and her partner in achieving their birthing goals. The birth doula works very closely with any other coach present, and uses her training to assist and empower the birth partner to be actively present during the labor and delivery. The birth doula remains focused on the needs of the mother even at the end of the birth when all other eyes turn to the baby being born.