Serving Midland, Saginaw, Bay City, and Mt. Pleasant, MI
Dads and Doulas..... The Perfect Support Team
The father's presence and loving support in birth is comforting and reassuring. The love he shares with the mother and his child and his need to nurture and protect his family are priceless gifts that only he can provide. Many fathers are eager to be involved during the labor and birth. Others, no less loving or committed to their partners' well being, find it difficult to navigate in uncharted waters. With a doula, a father can share in the birth at a level at which he feels most comfortable. The doula's skills and knowledge can help him feel more relaxed. If the father wants to offer physical comfort, such as back massage and change of positions, and help his partner to stay focused during contractions, the doula can provide that guidance and make suggestions for what may work best. The support is for the father as much as the mother or child. A sympathetic ear, source of encouragement, gentle educator and friend is something from which we all could benefit throughout our lives.
So Moms and Dads reach out to your doula, everyone needs a best friend. We want to be yours. Let us give you the peace of mind and comfort in knowing you don't have to remember everything you learned in your childbirth class. With a doula you don't have to live up to anyone's expectations or worry about being judged. You will be accepted and appreciated for who and what you are in the moment.
Cathy (989) 708-8547