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Welcome to the Journey

Where Expecting Fathers Come to Get Connected to the Pregnancy

For a young man, there is nothing like the first moments after finding out he is going to be a father. For me it was a combination of excitement and fear all rolled up into a big smile, tear filled eyes, and a nervous sweat.   DADDY DOULAish – A 21st Century Father’s Approach to Pregnancy and Child Birth is a book that’s designed to help men become connected to their partners in the pregnancy so they have a more profound experience and are a part of the moment. The book is inspired by my experiences as a partner to my wife during the pregnancy and childbirth of our three daughters.  The goal is not for the expecting father to be a professional birth coach, but to be a partner who is present and active during the pregnancy and childbirth.

The book provides all the relevant medical terms and concepts to make the father familiar with the labor and delivery process.  It also provides activities like DIY projects, choosing a doctor and hospital, health and fitness activities, and creating a birth plan to provide mechanisms to ensure an emotional connection with his partner. To help the expecting father contribute during labor and delivery, the book provides techniques like massage, meditation, and coaching phrases to help the mother cope with the grueling pain and emotional vulnerability of childbirth. To tie the concepts of the book together, the last few chapters are provided to demonstrate to the readers that an everyday guy can take on the role of a partner in the delivery room. I use these chapters to pull back the curtain and let the reader peer into the labor and delivery room where each of my daughters was born. Each of these chapters are intimate and detailed accounts of the birth process, coping techniques used, personal frustrations experienced, and the labor decisions made for each birth. I believe with the information and the stories provided in Daddy Doula-ish, any father can become the positive force that can encourage his partner through a vaginal unmedicated child birth.  I hope by the end of the book, men will have a way to be a part of a life-experience most of them would have taken for granted. Mostly they will be inspired to be an active father. They will want to be a Daddy Doula.

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About Me

Connected Father

A Civil Engineer by trade and a Daddy Doula at Heart. Bryan Caldwell is a successful project manager who utilized his organization skills and coaching mentality as an expectant father through three pregnancies and childbirths. The Daddy Doula-ish book is a reflection of all he learned and wishes he knew before walking into the delivery room.

 

Services

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In-Person Daddy Doula Training

Get Fathers Connected to Pregnancy

I will provide an in depth review of the Labor and Delivery Techniques described in the book, along with helping you and your partner create a birth plan.


I look forward to any questions about my experiences during the pregnancy and childbirth of my children that might help you in your Daddy Doula-ish journey.

 

Testimonials

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I tried. I failed. I learned. I will never regret getting out of my comfort zone. Being an active partner during each pregnancy and childbirth has endeared me to my wife and created unforgettable moments I will be telling my children about how each of them came into the world.

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