Patrick M Houser is a grandfather and father of 2 sons. It was the birth of his first son which revealed to him the need to understand birth more fully. Patrickís second sonís arrival, in 1980, was the first documented waterbirth in the USA. This has informed his life's work and led him to nearly 25 years of passionate advocacy for birth choices. He has a degree in marketing, has owned a natural health centre and for 10 years ran his construction firm in Austin, Texas. He is the director of The Source Foundation International a UK reg. charity,  promoting health and choice from  preconception to birth and throughout life. Patrick is also a speaker, writes articles and is the author of the Fathers-To-Be Handbook, published in the UK and now available in a USA edition as well.                        


Elmer Postle is a new father who has spent many years exploring his own understanding of birth. As a TV producer, he has made a successful documentary, The Psychology of Birth...Invitation to Intimacy, which pioneers a holistic model of birth. Elmer trained in the US and UK over a number of years with leading innovators in the field of birth psychology. He has also worked with founders of mytho-poetic menís work Robert Bly, James Hillman and Malidoma Some. A cameraman for the BBC and other broadcasters, he has a business producing self development programmes including, most recently, Eckhart Tolle.