What if the birthing woman’s partner wants to be a major source of support?
That’s amazing- so happy to hear that! At this point, Karissa has only been to births where the partner is there and involved to some extent. Karissa provides knowledge on the process e.g. What’s normal? What’s not? She also has perspective on “issues” and different solutions as well as costs and benefits of various procedures and interventions. Karissa facilitates optimal communication between the parents and the medical providers as well as between the parents themselves. Depending on the length of the birth, Karissa will stay with the laboring woman so that the partner can grab some food, take a rest or any other break that s/he may need. That being said, Karissa loves watching partners supporting each other and welcomes the opportunity to give the couple as much space as they desire.