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 person I can also guide a partner/husband into supporting their loved one with confidence and into realizing full potential.
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.