Every new mother needs one special person for support through the birth process.
One type of support you might consider is a doula. A doula is a nonmedical childbirth expert offering support, encouragement and information during labor and delivery. A doula “mothers the mother” and gives you emotional support as you labor.
Your doula ensures you have someone looking out for you during the entire process. She will not perform clinical tasks, such as vaginal exams or fetal heart rate monitoring, or give medical advice or make medical decisions for you.
She will, however, provide emotional and informational support to both you and your partner, so your family can more fully enjoy the birth experience together.