Why a Doula?
My partner is super involved and very eager to be supportive during my birth experience. Why should I consider hiring a doula as well?
Yes! The evidence continues to accumulate that people who receive continuous labour support have overall shorter labours, fewer unplanned interventions and c-sections, and more positive self-assessments of the birth experience. And there are no known downsides to the presence of a trained support person. Some of the evidence is summarized here.