You might think a doula’s support is simply redundant. You think, "I'm here, her nurse and care provider are here. What would a doula add?"
Without a doula, YOU are the only constant source of support for the labouring mom. The doctor, nurse or midwife are not always there for the entire duration of the labour and may not join you until active labour or just before delivery.
A doula's constant presence can simply provide relief for you to step out, get a snack, or rest if necessary.
A doula will let you and wants you to participate in the labour and birth as you desire, and then she can fill in any gaps, if there are any, to ensure that mom's needs are met. You know mom’s personality, likes, dislikes, and needs better than anyone else. No one else can love her like you can.
A doula can bring knowledge about childbirth and the birthing environment's policies and procedures and can help you gather the information needed to make an informed.
Together, the doula and partner make a fantastic non-medical team of support for the labouring mom.