Dad’s Class

Yes, you read that correctly… a class designed just for Dad’s.  In fact, this is a men-only class so that any awkwardness or pressure of asking “those” questions is removed!

This casual, honest workshop, taught by Tim Lynch,  gives expectant dads time to ask questions and hear about the Dad’s role in labor, birth, and postpartum — in guy-terms.

 

This class is somewhat tailored to the needs and questions of each group of participants, but commonly covered topics include:

  • Leading up to the EDD
  • Preparing for Birth
  • Signs of Labor
  • Stages of Labor
  • Couples Communication (communicating each others wishes during labor)
  • Tips and tricks(comfort measures)
  • Dad’s Cheat-sheet
  • When to call the midwife/When to go to the Hospital
  • What to expect from the midwife/hospital after birth
  • Questions to ask when intervention is being presented/Special Circumstances
  • The two golden hours (first two hours after birth)
  • The first few days of a new baby
  • Breastfeeding (how to help)/bonding with the baby as the non lactating partner
  • The first two weeks after birth
  • The 4th trimester
  • How to get sleep and help mom get the sleep she needs
  • Postpartum Sex
  • Emotional response to watching your partner in labor
  • How to keep your own anxiety from transferring to her
  • Dad’s labor responsibilities (moving things along in labor)
  • Guarding the space
  • Going back to work and coming home from work
  • Open Q&A

This is a single session class that is usually two and a half hours long.

 

This class is taught at:

Harmony Birth and Family
South Bay Homebirth Collective
Casa Natal