Simply put, no.
Even if he is a trained doula, it really blurs the lines. He is your husband. Maybe he is a trained doula. He can’t effectively be both your husband and your doula simultaneously for you.
One of the mainstays of the doula role is to offer unbiased, non-judgmental support.
I 100% agree that a husband or partner is able to offer non-judgmental support, but what about unbiased support?
After all, they are your partner! They have huge bias! And don’t get me wrong, that is NOT a bad thing, it just makes them your partner and NOT your doula.
Ok cool, so my partner can’t be my doula but I’m good. He is super supportive and knows what I need.
So why should I hire a doula?
Author, Kristina McMurtrey, is a passionate doula who aims to see families supported regardless of their unique way of navigating pregnancy, birth and parenting.
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