Male Doula Aims to Be an Advocate

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Dustin Young is a male doula working to make childbirth safer while allowing more space for men to be involved in the pregnancy and birthing process.

“In addition to advocating for mothers, Young wants to educate other men and make them part of the experience. He doesn’t expect them to follow in his footsteps and become certified doulas, but hopes that by providing this knowledge, it makes pregnancy and birth that much easier.”