She Births

Daddy Doula award 2019

On September 2019 one supportive partner will be crowned the She Births® Daddy Doula of the year!When Nadine Richardson created She Births® 10 years ago, one of her motivations was to be able to skill up dads to be the support that the mums needed. It is now a huge deciding factor as to why couples

  Paul Gleave

The Birth of Maggie

DADDY DOULA: JOHNMy 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 straight, let alone work out what I needed, he was there squeezing my hips together

  Nadine Richardson

The Birth of Martin – Story by Marine Roujon

DADDY DOULA: JULIENJulien 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 of a chair in front on me. I was standing up leaning on the back of the chair for each contraction

  Nadine Richardson

The Birth of Erin – Story by Lesley Butler

DADDY DOULA: ALANI 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 here with us. We both come from large families and the thought of having a baby here away

  Nadine Richardson

The Birth of Maverick – Story by Maxine Roberts

DADDY DOULA: SHANETo 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 to make it to the birth).We had no idea we would be organising a

  Nadine Richardson

The Birth of Edith – Story by Rebecca Fogg

DADDY DOULA: STUMy 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 been sick for over a week with a cold and a terrible cough. I told myself and my husband that I w

  Nadine Richardson

The Birth of Alistair – Story by Shelley Little

DADDY DOULA: ADAMMy 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 a much more reserved demeanour. I wa

  Nadine Richardson

Daddy Doula Awards – get your tissues ready!

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 Doula’ at the birth? Send us your stories with an image to marketing@b

  Nadine Richardson