Do I really need a doula? | Kansas City Moms Blog

Sexton says that when looking for a doula, “the birth partners should feel a connection with her. A doula provides support on many levels, if you don’t feel comfortable in her presence when you’re not in labor, that probably won’t change when you are. Ask about how she sees her role in your birth. You want someone who will uphold your ideals, not hers. A good doula acknowledges that mom’s chosen birth partner is a vital part of the team as well. Doulas are not just for mamas, they provide comfort for everyone.”