Our inaugural Daddy Doula Awards will be announced this Fathers Day – Sunday 3rd September 2017. Stay tuned via the blog to read about our winners and learn more about how wonderfully supportive dads can be at birth.
In my experience since teaching She Births® I can happily say that dads make the *Darnedest Doulas – meaning they try hard and often do the most surprising, unexpected, funny, and clever things!
One of the reasons I created She Births® was because I met so many dads that felt incapable of helping at birth. I was also meeting a lot of quietly p-d off mums after the birth because dad didn’t help as much as she wanted.
The name She Births® infers we are all about the women…but on the contrary we educate our dads to be shining support stars for B-Day. And to celebrate all the amazing dads at birth, we are launching our very own Daddy Doula Awards! To enter, tell us why your partner was a great ‘Daddy Doula’ on the big day.
*As you know at She Births® we support marriage equality and respect the rights of all people regardless of sex, religion, age, gender, ability and lifestyle choice. And we recognise that it’s not always a ‘dad’ that helps mum through birth. Although we have named these awards the ‘Daddy Doula Awards’ please don’t let this discourage you from nominating your birth support partner. Birth is women’s business let’s be honest, so for most blokes it is a big ask to get the courage and the skills up to be actively involved on the day. And for this we say a big THANK YOU!
She Births® is highly practical and inclusive course for dads. However, we also know that women and men have unique fears to work through and can find great support with their ‘own kind’.
Grant Bartlett Lyndon, founder of Busy Dads often attends courses of Nadine’s and facilitates ‘secret men’s business’ while Nadine leads a ‘secret women’s business’ component.
Darren Mattock of Becoming Dad has also contributed to our She Births® book and online course.
Relationship changes are inevitable so we have worked with Elly Taylor, specialist and author of Becoming Us to help prepare the way. Interview with Elly is available to all couples at our courses both online and face-to-face.
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