Dads and doulas
When a family decides to hire a doula, the entire family benefits. A doula is helpful to partners who desire to be fully involved during labor and birth as they are to dads, who are just as loving and concerned, yet find the experience challenging. She is able to support dad as well as mom by offering guidance, ideas, reassurance, and sometimes allowing him to take a needed break knowing mom is not alone. When doctors, midwives, nurses, doulas, dad, and mom all use their strengths and work together as a team, dad is free to fully support mom in the way that works best for their family. As he does so, he is also more free to relax and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!
Read more at _ Doulas from the Dad's Perspective