Does the Mama Natural Birth Course cover ways a partner can physically support?Updated a year ago
There are sections of the course aimed specifically at partners, and partners are encouraged to view the whole thing to learn more about the process and more ways they can help.
Our course does still advocate for getting a doula. Our belief is that doulas know the birthing process best, whereas your partner knows you best. Together, they make an amazing team!
We don't push hard for the partner to perform the doula's role, as the partner generally doesn't have the depth of hands-on experience that a doula does. And you never know how the partner will react when they see the mom-to-be in the throes of labor.
All that said, there is still a HUGE role that the partner can play, and we cover it at length in the course.