Read about choosing birth or birthing partner for single moms and mothers and tips to choose helper for labor and delivery by single mom.

Choosing Birth Partner for Single Moms

Birth partners should be the one whom you can trust and offer you unconditional support before birth, at the time of delivery and after the delivery. While in traditional family units, usually spouses play the role of birth partners or at least are expected to do so, many single moms prefer their mothers to be their birth partners. Some others may find a close relative or friend more reliable. Some single moms who have no one to support, even hire women to be their birth partners but they need to make sure whether they are kind and supportive and can help them out well in times of need. Here are a few tips for choosing birth partners for single moms: