The doula never takes the father’s role in the birthing process. The doula enhances and compliments the father’s role during the entire birth. In this generation, more fathers are becoming involved in the process of birth. However many fathers still want to be there for their partner, but maybe not in the coaching aspect for fear that they may do something wrong. Have no fear dads, you cannot do anything wrong. When the doula is there, she will guide you through the process of being your partner’s support system. With the doula there it gives the father flexibility to rest, has a bathroom break, eat, and most importantly learn the techniques that will be needed during the difficult time of labor.
Source: Rosie’s Nurse Corner