To the many Dads that I have Doula'd or will soon Doula for -
I thank you for inviting me into your sacred event of birth;
I commend you for being man enough to truly BE present with your loved one in her time of labor;
I encourage you to savor every moment of the Journey of Fatherhood:
Be gentle with your children so that they learn to be gentle with others,
Be a leader in the home so that they learn how to lead as well as follow.
Forgive them so that they learn to forgive.
Encourage them so that they learn to how to encourage.
Love them fiercely so that they learn to love fiercely.
With great appreciation for who you are,
Tyler S. and Baby Boone
My wife and I just had our first child and I couldn't imagine doing it without the help of Emily. There were a few occasions during the pregnancy that my wife would have a class or appointment that I couldn't attend and Emily would step in to accompany my wife. It was a huge relief for my wife and I that Emily could be there when I couldn't. Emily was able to answer any questions my wife and I had during the pregnancy and also helped us out with questions for our doctors that we didn't think to ask. On the day our son was born Emily was able to attend my wife's c-section. She was extremely helpful during the surgery and stayed with my wife while I accompanied the doctors to weigh, measure, and examine our son. If Emily hadn't been there I honestly can't imagine how we would have gotten through the surgery. Emily is also pretty good with a camera which is great for guys like me who get caught up in the moment and forget to take any pictures for your wife. After the surgery Emily made sure we were settled then gave us time alone with our son. Once we got home Emily came by to help my wife with breast feeding and gave us a few tips to help get him to sleep. I would highly reccomend using Emily to anyone thinking of using a doula.
At first, when my wife mentioned she wanted to do
HypnoBirthing classes, I was skeptical. I was also very interested. I accompanied my wife to most of the classes and was very impressed with the knowledge and experience of our Doula. I felt the program really empowered my wife as she learned how to mentally and physically prepare for birth. It also empowered me to be a better coach as I learned to feed off of my wife's cues both verbally and physically. It was well worth the investment of time, effort and money to become a part of the HypnoBirthing family. -Aaron K
As a husband and a dad I can say that having Emily during our entire pregnancy and delivery of our baby Alanna was a true blessing. Emily has a perfect combination of knowledge, experience and sweetness. I will be forever grateful. There is no better person to have bedside during your pregnancy and the delivery of your baby!!
- Chris V