Hi ladies...everyone here is so educated about the whole natural birthing thing so I thought it would be a good place to ask a question I have been thinking about. One of my friends has asked me to attend her birth and be somewhat of a labor support for her. I am not a Doula..but she has chosen to have me come instead of hiring a doula, so I feel somewhat obligated to help her in support ways. What would you want a labor support to bring to your birth at the hospital?? She has had one vaginal birth before...but heavily medicated...epidural, pitocin...the works..and wants the exact opposite this time. I think just being there to support her and having experienced a natural birth myself is what she is thinking of having me there for..but what else should I plan on doing for her..or what else can I do for her? I have said that I would bring some snacks for her in labor so she doesn't have to think about grabbing a bunch of food..especially if she isn't feeling like eating right then. I just need some ideas and thoughts on the situation...What would yo want and how would you want help from someone like me? I have a big mouth and have no problem letting nurses...and everyone else remember whats on her birth plan and making sure that gets stuck to as much as possible...but what else can I do?? Sorry for rambling...just curious of everyone's thoughts on this.