KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A doula is typically a woman who provides guidance and support to pregnant women during labor. It’s not every day that you hear about a daddy doula, but James Hogue is hoping to change that. His purpose in this role isn’t so much to help the mom, but to prepare the dad. If you ask Hogue how he got into birth work, he’ll tell you the pathway was birthed out of experience- pun intended.

“We had a plan for a completely natural home birth,” said Hogue. Click here to read more.