This information is adapted from Childbirth Connection’s in-depth online section for women on labor support at childbirthconnection.org/laborsupport/. The section includes a table comparing pros and cons of various types of labor support companions, pictures and videos of labor support; additional information about finding and selecting labor support companions; and an overview of the most rigorous and current research about the effects of labor support on women and infants. The section also considers financial concerns and provides a list of questions to ask when speaking with a doula who might help you when you give birth. Finally, it can point you to resources to help your husband or partner, family member, or friend prepare to provide support for you around the time
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