Dr. Worth considers doulas a gift from heaven for any labor, an infusion of positive energy and caring. In our view, they are an essential component of the team, especially for a first or VBAC labor. A common concern is that the doula will take away from the husband/partner role, but the opposite is true. The doula enhances that role. The doula shows you expert techniques to manage pain and challenge. Your husband/partner nurtures you and helps keep your natural oxytocin flowing through tenderness and love.
She is an expert who helps your doctor help you get as far as you possibly can in your labor using your strength and power. If you have been to Soul Cycle or seen the videos, think of the doula as the instructor. She will help you find your inner strength to climb the steep mountain that is your labor with this child.