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2020 Daddy Doula – announcement

It’s that time of the year again ladies where we celebrate blokes at birth. It is our fourth annual Daddy Doula* awards. Woohoo! My favourite blog of the year. Get your tissues ready 🙂All these stories are so special and moving. I just can’t imagine what it is like giving birth during the pandemic w

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2020 Daddy Doula Nathan. Story told by Rebecca

2020 Daddy Doula Nathan. Story told by RebeccaNominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband NathanWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?My husband, what an incredible birth partner he was. From the beginning, he was on board and so supportive of doing the She Births® course and follow a

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2020 Daddy Doula Ben. Story told by Lily

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner BenWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?He helped me through pregnancy and delivery, he massaged me, reminded me how to breathe, did the acupressure, managed the playlist, took pictures and most importantly caught the baby to introduce me o

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2020 Daddy Doula Joshua. Story told by Amy

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband JoshuaWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?For a man that had no experience with birth I felt he handled the situation so well, he was attentive to my needs and supportive of my decisions, he was my rock through it all and my advocate for a

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2020 Daddy Doula Nick. Story told by Cassie

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband, NickWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?A 4th-degree tear was not something we anticipated. From the moment we left the hospital, Nick was at my side, and I’ve never felt safer and supported in my life. He applied for extended carers leav

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2020 Daddy Doula Nicho, Story told by Katia

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner, NichoWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?My partner, Nicho, is my bright light, our family’s guiding light, no matter what the storm he is consistently present for us. Present and steady. Steady is his way and for this reliability, I’m al

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2020 Daddy Doula Jordan. Story told by Laura

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner, JordanWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?Jordan works for a charity, entertaining seriously ill kids and families. He’s also 4.5 years sober and now mentors addicts within his fellowship…and he’s 8 years younger than me. He finds joy in

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2020 Daddy Doula Lachlan. Story told by Cassie

2020 Daddy Doula Lachlan. Story told by Cassie.Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner, LachlanWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?They say the birthing process also transitions you from woman to mother. I can attest to having Lach there birthing with me, every step of the way…

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2020 Daddy Doula Brendan. Story told by Roxanne

2020 Daddy Doula Brendan. Story told by RoxanneNominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner, BrendanWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?Throughout our entire pregnancy journey, Brendan supported me without hesitation for my desire to have a natural physiological birth. At every OB ap

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2020 Daddy Doula Carl. Story told by Louise

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband, Carl.Why do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?He made me feel calm, empowered, loved and supported through my pregnancy and birth plus always had my hips for the big surges and took care of our new baby girl while I was in theatre and ICU. He

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2020 Daddy Doula Habib. Story told by Alison

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband, HabibWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?My husband was my rock in the lead up to, during the birth and in the 4th trimester (which we are currently still in). He fully immersed himself in all things She Births®. We completed the course o

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2020 Daddy Doula Didier. Story told by Catherine

2020 Daddy Doula Didier. Story told by CatherineNominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner, DidierWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?Didier has just been the most amazing partner through this whole WILD journey of pregnancy and motherhood. He is so emotionally honest with me and a

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2020 Daddy Doula Will. Story told by Gemma

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband, WillWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?Will actively supported me during the entire pregnancy (even joining into my prenatal Pilates classes, daily walks, doing acupressure, singing and talking to our baby in utero, and doing birth visua

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2020 Daddy Doula Luke. Story told by Steffani

2020 Daddy Doula Luke. Story told by SteffaniNominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner, LukeWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?Luke deserves this daddy doula award because without him I think I would have had a very different birth story. At the beginning of pregnancy, he took a

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2019 Daddy Doula Award Story by Jane

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2019My husband MichaelWhy 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 it, a 2-year wild darling boy and a wife who was 38 weeks pregnant planni

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2019 Daddy Doula Award Story by Leona

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2019My husband DiarmuidWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?I would like to nominate Diarmuid my daddy doula and husband for over 14 years. I got asked a lot “oh are you having a doula” and I jokingly responded yes “Diarmuid the doula” to later realise an

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2019 Daddy Doula Award Story by Kelly

Nominee for DaddyDoula Award 2019My husband DaveThis 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 were so excited we both got teary 🙂 (I must say- there was no amount of

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2019 Daddy Doula Award Story by Lauren

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2019My partner BenWhy 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 and unwavering support during the labour and those first few days post-birth where I cou

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2019 Daddy Doula Award Story by Emma

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2019My husband ChrisWhy 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 me deliver our little (actually not so little at 4kg) boy when our midw

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2019 Daddy Doula Award Story by Rose

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2019My 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 support for me post partly. He has been the best postpartum doula I could have w

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Daddy Doula award 2020

4th Annual She Births® Daddy Doula AwardsOn 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 to skill up partners to be the support that mums really needed. It is now a

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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

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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