Many partners are eager to be involved in labour and birth. Others - understandably - have anxiety about the process and their role in it. With a doula, a partner can share in the birth however he is comfortable to do so. The doula makes suggestions and provides encouragement to partner about what may work best, such as applying a back massage to mom, or supporting her through breathing techniques. By having the doula and the partner at the birth, mom can enjoy both her partner's loving care and attention and the doula's expertise, guidance and support throughout.