Advice: This Dad says Hire a Doula
Welcome to the Bundle is a blog about birth and parenting. I came across a post written there from the point of view of a new dad. I hope you enjoy his take on why you should hire a doula.
Here is an excerpt from May 31, 2015:
Hire a Damn Doula
by Isaac James Baker
So, your partner is expecting a baby. That’s amazing. You’re surely getting unsolicited advice from all angles. Well, here’s another piece for the pile: Hire a damn doula.
When my pregnant wife first proposed hiring a doula, I issued my standard response when asked about paying someone to perform a service: Nope, I can do that shit on my own. Oh, how ignorant I was.
The more I researched what doulas do, and the more my attorney wife presented me with rock-solid arguments in their favor, the more I came around. Looking back now, I have no idea how I would’ve made it without our doula.
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