We Don't Replace Them!
The support I offer to you does not replace that of your birth partner - I am present for the whole family.
I often hear from women who would have really liked a doula at the birth, but her significant other felt like they'd be feeling "left out".
It's quite the opposite, really!
I am mindful that often times, a birth partner has never witnessed a birth before, or doesn't know what to expect. They might even feel that a "stranger" at their birth would be difficult to get used to.
That's where my education and experience comes in to play. With a doula involved in your pregnancy, delivery and postpartum stages, your family will feel supported and empowered. Prior to your birth, we spend extra time "getting to know" each another via email, phone, text, and our prenatal visits (where we go over childbirth education, your birth preferences, etc).
Doulas do not replace the support and love from your spouse or partner - they are simply an additional member to your "well-rounded" birth team that will enhance your overall experience.
If you are interested in learning more about doula services that I offer, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.