A HUSBAND'S TESTIMONY
Why did you choose a birth doula? This was my wife and I's first birth experience, it was a bit unnerving. We also had decided to go through labor unmedicated, adding thus another element of unknown. A friend had suggested a doula so we began to look through what that entailed. Once we realized it would be a coach to guide and help us through the process we were sold.
Was it beneficial for you and your wife to have a birth doula?
YES. ABSOLUTELY. Even before the birth, Denise was so helpful through every step of the process. From considering medications to procedures, Denise was able to inform us about what everything involved. During labor she was an absolute God-send, one of the most amazing women and servants I have ever met. She was amazing. Could not be more thankful for her.
Labor felt very strange, I felt helpless and lost. Denise was there to coach both of us. She helped my wife through every step of labor and led me in techniques to comfort and care for her. Any questions we had Denise helped. It was amazing to even have the freedom of stepping out to grab a quick snack knowing that Denise was there to help my wife through everything.
Would you recommend for a partner/husband to hire a birth doula? Why? 100%. For all the reasons listed above. - A. Rodriguez, Houston, Texas