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A Letter to the Partner …

2 February 2020

 

Dear Partner,

I am not here to replace you, I am here to support you.

Many partners are uneasy with hiring a doula as they worry about being replaced or overshadowed during the labor and birth experience. Please know that my role is to support both the pregnant person and you. I provide physical, emotional, and educational support, allowing you to focus all your attention on your loved one. I am your back-up, your support.

“The Doula provides emotional support; suggests and uses different techniques such as breathing, relaxation, movement and positioning to aid in labor and delivery; provides information to mom and dad throughout; helps mom (and dad) become informed about various birth choices; provides an advocacy voice for mom and acts as a liaison between the mother and the care provider; and — beautifully, wonderfully, thankfully — provides reassurance and comfort to the mother (first and foremost) but also to dad or partner.” — Testimonial on DoulaSpot.com

Do you feel like you’re reaching information overload? There’s a lot to learn in the months leading up to welcoming a baby. Having a doula is like having an expert in your back pocket. Someone that knows the aspects of labor and birth, can offer information and resources, and support you as you support your laboring partner. Birth is not only a physical process, but an emotional and psychological process as well. It can be very emotional for the laboring person and family.

Doulas are trained for this. We are prepared, ready, willing, and able to be right at the family’s side for the duration of the labor and birth experience.

If you have any questions please reach out and I’d be happy to talk through doula work with you in more depth.If cost is a factor, please let me know your budget as I offer sliding scale rates.

I look forward to joining your team!

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