No, the doula is there to support both the person giving birth and her partner. The partner will most likely also be on a roller coaster of emotions during the birth. The doula can take some of the pressure off the partner and allow them to fully sink in and enjoy the experience. The doula can also guide the partner to support the person giving birth by showing them how to perform comfort techniques or how to get involved in caring for their partner while they birth.
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