For the father who wants to be active and provide all the physical and emotional support, the doula can help with hints, reminders and advice during the birth so he can just focus on his partner. The doula is trained to figure out the mother's most immediate need and how to best help her.
Dad & Doula Team
Most labors last several hours, sometimes lasting 12 hours and longer. A doula's presence allows the father to take guilt-free breaks without feeling that he has left his partner alone. This allows the mother to feel supported and cared for continuously.
No Pressure On Dad
Society places a lot of pressure on fathers to provide the sole support for their partners during labor. A doula can provide full support to the mother, allowing the father the opportunity to experience the birth along side her.