Equipping expectant dads with the knowledge and practical skills to confidently support their partners during pregnancy and birth.
“The active engagement of fathers in maternity care is associated with long-term health & social benefits for the mother baby & family” (Steen et al., 2011).
Did you know that:
- 95% of dads in the west are now attending the birth of their baby.
- Most men don't know what to do to help.
- 1 in 10 dads are experiencing PND (Post natal depression).
- During labour men experience huge emotions ranging from ecstasy to agony.
- Men can feel empowered or traumatised depending on how engaged, supported and educated they are during pregnancy and birth.
We want all dads to feel more confident and capable in providing meaningful support to their partner and caring for their new family. We believe that empowered men have the potential to change the current landscape of birthing practices in Australia and support women centred maternity care.
This workshop is all about the men. Their experiences, their feelings, their preparation, their wisdom. It's interactive, engaging, inspiring. It's a life changer!
The 4 key aims are to:
Foster confidence in men and help them trust their natural parenting instincts
Provide education and practical skills for pregnancy and birth support
Create advocates for woman centred care
Nurture and enable healthy relationships
Date: Held over 2 Wednesday nights, 1 month apart (every 2nd Wednesday)
Time: 7 - 9.30 pm
Location: Second Story Studio, 222 Johnston St, Collingwood.
Cost: $120 for the 2 sessions
To find out more please Contact us
Steven 0405 845 650 or Erika 0407 685 933
Dozens of studies about men and childbirth confirm that birth education for men is undeniably needed.
The needs of prospective fathers should be given more recognition during childbirth. (Ledenfors, 2016)
Having a baby is 1 of life’s major events. The attendance of prospective fathers during childbirth is taken for granted and they are expected to support the woman giving birth, which means being at her side (premberg, 2011).
In order to maintain and strengthen childbirth as a mutually shared experience for the couple, the father needs to be recognised and supported as a parent to be.
“Pregnancy and childbirth engender physical, social, emotional, and psychological changes for expectant fathers” (Steen Et Al, 2011)
“studies about father’s involvement are increasing but studies about the needs of fathers during childbirth, however, are scarce” (Eggermont et al, 2016)
“In 2015 the world health organisation declared that engaging fathers is a priority for all maternal health services around the world” (Rominov, et al 2016.)
Studies have shown that fathers experience labour as a positive but demanding event and they express that information for prospective fathers is lacking. (Ledenfors, 2016)