Do you doula? Resources for Partners Part 3

Since you have some of the basics down, let me let you in on a few Pro Tips!

  • 5 Things to Avoid:
    • Tell her to relax
    • Look away/get distracted while massaging or touching her body when she’s in labor
    • Tell her what to do
    • Talking/asking questions during contractions
    • Not take her pain seriously
  • 5 Things to Do Often:
    • Tell her you love her
    • Offer to help without intervening and solving the problem
    • Ask her what she wants (and listen)
    • Empathize with her feelings and listen to what she’s going through
    • Remind her of how great she’s doing & encourage her to keep going