2020 Daddy Doula – announcement
2020 Daddy Doula – announcement
2020 Daddy Doula Nathan. Story told by Rebecca
2020 Daddy Doula Ben. Story told by Lily
2020 Daddy Doula Joshua. Story told by Amy
2020 Daddy Doula Nick. Story told by Cassie
2020 Daddy Doula Nicho, Story told by Katia
2020 Daddy Doula Jordan. Story told by Laura
2020 Daddy Doula Lachlan. Story told by Cassie.
2020 Daddy Doula Brendan. Story told by Roxanne
2019 Daddy Doula Award Winner Diarmuid Ryan-Enright
2020 Daddy Doula Habib. Story told by Alison
2020 Daddy Doula Didier. Story told by Catherine
2020 Daddy Doula Will. Story told by Gemma
2020 Daddy Doula Luke. Story told by Steffani
Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2019 My husband Michael Why do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award? My darling husband deserves the daddy doula award. He had a workplace accident and lost his thumb, had surgery to reattach
2019 Daddy Doula Award Winner Diarmuid Ryan-Enright
Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2019 My husband Dave This is my Daddy Doula Story! At 40wks +13days as I hid from the hospital threatening induction, I finally went into labour naturally at 12 pm Sunday 25th Nov- my husband Dave and I
Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2019 My partner Ben Why do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award? We have previously been interviewed by She Births® where I talked about Bens role in our birth. He was my equal
Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2019 My husband Chris Why do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award? Chris was such wonderful support during our birth and the early postpartum period. The standout daddy doula act that he helped
Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2019 My husband Michael. Why do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award? My husband Michael was a great support person during the birth of our daughter. Even more so, has been his ongoing
4th Annual She Births® Daddy Doula Awards On September 6 2020, one supportive partner will be crowned the She Births® Daddy Doula* of the year! When Nadine created She Births® more than 12 years ago, one of her motivations was
DADDY DOULA: JOHN My partner John was wonderful during the birth, but that was the easy part! He was great at using and remembering all the techniques we learned in the She Births® course. When I wasn’t able to think
DADDY DOULA: JULIEN Julien was the most amazing support during birth. At home I was on the fit ball most of the time. My favourite relief was the hip squeeze. I was sitting on the fit ball with the back
DADDY DOULA: ALAN I would like to nominate my husband Alan, my darling daughter’s daddy for the daddy doula awards. My husband and I have moved to Australia 5 years ago from Ireland and we do not have any family
DADDY DOULA: SHANE To say we had a beautiful birth experience would be a total understatement, I don’t think it could have gone any better especially considering Shane’s grandmother had passed away four days prior (she had tried so hard
DADDY DOULA: STU My husband Stu definitely found out how capable he was when he unexpectedly “caught” our baby daughter Edith when I gave birth on the way to hospital. I was 6 days over my due date. I had
DADDY DOULA: ADAM My partner and I prepared ourselves for birth very differently. I threw myself into the She Births® course and followed its suggestions rigorously. Whereas my partner approached the course information and the techniques we practised together with
We have been crying happy tears all week reading the entries we’ve received so far for our Daddy Doula Awards!* Keep them coming! Below is one of the stories, from Katie. Get your tissues ready! Was your partner a brilliant ‘Daddy
After our She Births® Private Antenatal Course I felt like I could achieve anything. We felt so empowered but most of all so connected to each other and ready to take on whatever lay ahead. The techniques Nadine taught us to deal with labour helped me to see that. It truly was an incredible experience.
‘We would recommend She Births® to everyone. Everyone. From our hearts, this is the most important thing to do before you have a baby. Especially for the husbands. Seriously, you have to do it. You learn how to be a supportive birthing partner and feel like you’re a part of the birth, where you’re actually contributing.’
‘We would recommend She Births® to everyone. Everyone. From our hearts, this is the most important thing to do before you have a baby. Especially for the husbands. Seriously, you have to do it. You learn how to be a supportive birthing partner and feel like you’re a part of the birth, where you’re actually contributing’.
‘She Births® was just what we were looking for in birth education – the perfect blend of nature and science. My husband felt so comfortable, confident and excited after. Nadine is real, no BS and gave us practical tools (good for the blokes) and reaffirmation that I was born to birth beautifully.’
"Nadine Richardson and her course She Births® is a lovely mix of Buddhism, yoga, science, and street sense! Her emphasis on the idea of 'daddy doula' also enables the partner in the equation to step in and feel a stronger connection throughout both the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period."
I wanted to go to the course and learn about natural birth. It was an amazing experience to bond with Jess and to learn how to support her. Without the course I wouldn’t have known any of those things. The hospital based courses didn’t provide any of that information. Birth was a really beautiful experience. I felt I could really support Jess – not just physically but emotionally too.
She Births® reminds us guys that we don't need to be afraid… I’m not exaggerating when I say that within the space of these two-days, your perspective of giving birth (and possibly your life) will change forever and for the better. Mine did. Nadine is the real deal!
The education I got as the role of the man from the Online Course was incredible. I was empowered to be the doula for a large part of the birth and this was such a revelation. The impact that has had on my parenting and in my relationship with Carla has been extraordinary.
Thank you also for all you do (and did for us). Whilst my births weren’t necessarily worthy of “poster child status” with She Births®, they were a million times better than they would have been had we not have met you. The confidence you gave me in birthing was amazing- to be honest, I probably would have gone straight down the path of C-Section if I hadn’t met you, such was my fear.
The birth of my daughter is by far the most empowering experience and I know this was made possible by the confidence and knowledge my husband and I got from the two-day She Births® program. I'm so appreciative of having met Nadine at this very important moment of my life. I like to say that I help mothers bloom...well I'd like to thank Nadine for helping ME bloom into the mother that I am today. The work that she does is truly amazing!
She Births® was a great all-encompassing course for us because it seamlessly mixes medical facts with all the natural, hippy stuff we like too. The number one takeaway for us was how much the birth partner gets out of it and is able to be confident and supportive leading up to, after birth and most importantly - on the day.
I had such a positive birth experience. I still have that feeling of WOW - we did it! For me knowledge is power and it allows me to feel really comfortable. There was so much I didn't know before doing She Births®. We did a lot of work with Nadine about birth and about postpartum too, which was key. I loved what I learnt and it really changed the way I approached birth. Support in the room is everything too. There is no way I would have had the outcome that I had if I didn't have a support team. You need people to advocate for you when you can't. I think we started our relationship with Beau on such a great note because I felt so empowered and so excited to meet him. It was a fantastic way to embark on the journey as a mother.
She Births® is kind of like spiritual conscious parenting school - and totally practically too. If you are pregnant - just do it! I don't even know how you would go through the birthing process without She Births®! It is literally so important. The whole course was incredible. Everything you need to know about birth is covered; the pregnancy, stages of labour, post-birth, breastfeeding. We have read a lot so we were already really skilled up but there was so much we hadn't done together.
It is an incredible resource for partners as it shows how the main support person is in fact them. I now feel totally empowered to play that role. I'm really excited to be a part of it and Melissa really knows I have got her.