Doulas support YOU as well as the mother. Whether you want to be involved every step of the way, or leave the ‘hands on’ support to the staff, or somewhere in-between, I have you covered. This moment is one of those that she and you will remember forever and I can help nurture that memory and connection. I can easily read the needs of the mother because I have been there and have a ton of experience. If you choose, my suggestions on how to best comfort, care, and support the mother can keep you actively involved when you are not sure how to help. I can clarify situations and inform you both of options and what to expect. I calmly move in when I read a need and move out when you’ve got it covered giving you space for intimacy. You KNOW her, you love her and the baby. Your love and my experience is what makes us a great support team! Another reason is that I can give you breaks to eat, rest, tend to pets, get some fresh air all while mom remains supported and never alone. This is a great infographic that explains the key difference in our roles as doula and partner. Questions? Please get in touch! Here are a few articles and what some of my clients have to say from the Partner perspective…
- “What Dads Need to Know About Doulas”
- “Dads and Doulas: 7 Ways Doulas Benefit Dads and Partners”
- “5 Ways a Doula Supports a Dad Through Labor”
- Myths and Resources
"Lila was an incredible partner when my wife delivered our second child. Since labor was induced when my wife delivered our first child, we were anxious about the still-unknown process of progressing through natural labor for the second. Lila was responsive, arriving at the hospital to meet us on barely an hour's notice, and she was a calm, reassuring presence throughout labor and delivery. She balanced being receptive and proactive, suggesting laboring positions and techniques without being prescriptive or pushy, and ensured my wife had someone in the room focused solely on her comfort and well-being. Lila helped us adhere to our birth plan and is the principal reason we both look back on the birth with complete satisfaction. I recommend Lila with my highest enthusiasm to any expectant parents-to-be."
"Lila was amazing throughout the whole process. She was super responsive to our questions and as first time parents this was essential to our sanity leading up to the birth. She was very helpful during the birth helping me attend to my wife; giving me helpful suggestions and ways that I could best support my wife during the process. She is encouraging and a positive force that made our birth experience amazing. Thanks Lila! HIGHLY recommended to anyone that wants to ensure that they have a great birth experience."
"Lila was there physically and emotionally when I could not. She put my wife at ease which put me at ease. It was great just knowing that while at work, my wife had someone to lean on.
She knew exercises to help move the birth along that I did not.
Lila was the calming precence in the room which was a great help.
Even after it was determined that a c-section was needed, Lila was there to offer any help and services my wife needed and wanted."