Dave's View

Dave's View

I understand attending a natural birth class and hiring a doula may sound silly to most guys, because it sounded silly to me at first.  I thought, what could she possibly do to make this birth go any better? 

After the birth, telling our story to other people, I am surprised when people ask me, “What is a doula?”  I tell them doula means angel.  

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Unexpected Early Labor

Unexpected Early Labor

I think the most important thing that Birth Help classes and doula support gave me was a sense of empowerment with my birth. Having knowledge of what actually happens physically during birth made the thought of it less daunting.  Catherine Wright

Your understanding of the birth process is impressive and empowering.  The classes we took and your support was a game changer and gave both of us the confidence we needed throughout the process.  We tell our story about you and our birth process to anyone and everyone who will listen.  Thank you so much for everything.   Dave Wright

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Surrender

Surrender

I know we did everything possible, and this time I have no regrets and less disappointment. I've learned to surrender, and I've learned my strength. Before having children, I was modest and timid. I am now a strong, determined mother of two children, with a strong marriage, and I see the world differently, for the better.

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Birthing A Posterior Baby

Birthing A Posterior Baby

Finally, after about an hour of pushing, Charlie FINALLY flipped.  What a difference!  I could finally feel contractions in my front and all of my back pain disappeared instantly.  However, by this point, I was so tired that I didn't know if I could finish it.  All the while, the team of nurses, René, Mike and Dr. Barrios provided nothing but support and in those "I can't do this" moments (of which I had quite a few), they looked deep into my eyes and reassured me that I could do this.  I was doing this.  Michelle Barton

René was a fantastic doula! Having René at the birth was a huge help for my wife and for myself. She did a great job of coaching my wife through the different stages of the process. She also did a great job of keeping me from getting overwhelmed and lost in the moment by giving me subtle hints or gentle instructions about things I could do to help. I was also extremely impressed with René's ability to work with the hospital staff.  Mike Barton

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