Do you know what it's like to watch the person you love most in the world experience pain?
In my experience, birth partners are much more present in labor when they have faced that particular fear ahead of time. They are ready with "this is pain with a purpose" and "thank you for bringing in our newest community member." Partners, consider:
⚡ What is my personal relationship to pain?
⚡ What do I know about my birth? Other births in my lineage?
⚡How will I feel if the birthing person makes noises I've never heard before?
Sometimes all a birthing person needs is their partner's hand, to be witnessed as they experience the intensity of each surge.
🧡 And major s/o to this absolutely dreamy team!!
📸 & doula: me