Availability : South East
Who is this for?
- Dads to be
Who provides this?
- Pregnancy and Parents Centre
This course is a midwife-created course for expectant dads with lots of discussion, practical advice and workshop activities
This is an invaluable practical course if you would like to build your confidence around early parenting skills. The main topics are detailed below but the sessions will involve open discussion and give plenty of time for questions to be asked –
- Supporting your partner during labour and birth
- Baby care – handling, clothing, dressing, nappy changing, bathing.
- Life with a baby including coping with crying, sleeping, playing
- Emotional difficulties including postnatal depression
Benefits for dads, their baby and their partner
Becoming a parent, particularly for the first time, is an emotional experience. It is a very important time for both mum and dad-to-be but expectant dads sometimes feel left out of pregnancy and not involved in the birth.
This course covers vital information that every parent-to-be should know but is given in a way that the you will enjoy and take in. The course is for men only to give you an opportunity to ask the questions and get the support you need.
The course provides information you can use to give confidence and support to your partner as well as skills you need to help look after your baby and share the parenting role. The course also covers how you can bond with your baby which in turn helps everyone.
What to expect
The course is based around workshop activities and many practical tasks will be involved as well as discussion. When possible, a dad from a previous course comes along with their new baby which gives expectant you a chance to explore first hand experiences in an honest environment.
How do I access this?
- Service is appointment only
Is there a cost?
This course is managed on a donation payment system because the Pregnancy and Parents Centre is a not-for-profit charity. The suggested donation is £50 for the course as this covers all our running costs and associated expenditure. However, all the classes have concessionary rates and this is the same for the donation system as we never turn anyone due to financial constraint.
Please contact the Pregnancy and Parents Centre about this if you need to know more.
Is there a waiting list?
- Public parking available
- Wheelchair access
This course takes normally takes place on a Wednesday evening and a Saturday for a full day. Please get in touch with the Pregnancy and Parents Centre for dates and times of workshops.