Support for the supporting person is support for the birthing person.
Doula Dad was created to enhance the childbirth experience by preparing the supporting person. While doulas are recommended, we have found that the person giving birth would often prefer the comfort of a close companion. Unfortunately, that person is often unprepared and too nervous to be the primary support. This problem now has a solution. Doula Dad provides the education and resources needed for the supporter to confidently care for the birthing person.
"Every birth could be safe and loving but our world is not there yet." - Robin Lim
Thanks to truths such as what is found in the quote above, Doula Dad was taken from an idea to a reality. My name is Zach Nunnally and I am the founder of Doula Dad, Husband, Father of three, Doula and Child BIrth Educator. Birth has always intrigued me and guided me towards being a more gentle human. The way that someone can deliver a child into the world with love and safety is spectacular. I just wish the world was ready for it and so I have created a way to prepare it through training anyone the birthing person wishes to have for support.
"Inclusion elevates all."
We make every effort to show inclusion with our words, actions and writing included in our materials. We acknowledge and respect those who give birth while not identifying as women. We also recognize that there are many who give birth and do identify as women. In the name of inclusion we seek to create balance with our use of language presented in the materials we produce.