DADS, SHE DOESN’T NEED A DOULA TO HAVE A BABY, BUT YOU DO.
I recently read a fascinating article in Romper called, “My Husband said no to a Doula & I’m still pissed.” Writer Kelly Green openly discusses her frustration about her partner’s decision “quasi-unilaterally” that they did not need to hire a doula for the birth of their child, a choice that Green writes should have been hers to make. I know hiring a doula can be a tricky thing, but they are beneficial for dads too. (I’m using the term “dad” here because I most often deal with fathers, but this applies to any birthing partner.) In my experience, dads want to just