mother’s partner/husband plays an essential role in providing
support for the mother. I am not there to takeover this role,
or to make some of the unique contributions that only a partner/husband
can make - such as intimate knowledge of the mother and love
for her and their child. My role is in addition to, not instead
of, the partner/husband.
Ideally, I augment the partner/husband’s support. I
know when to step back and allow the couple to have the intimacy
they need and is appropriate for their birth. By simply modeling
what works for a laboring woman I can also guide a partner/husband
into supporting their loved one with confidence and into realizing
I have worked with many other family members as well. It
is not uncommon to have mothers, fathers, grandmothers, sisters
and close friends in the laboring room. We can make room and
honor anyone you choose to invite. It’s important that
you feel you have the team that is best for you.