Get Fathering: Cliff’s Notes for Dads.
This class is taught by our favorite resident dad, Leo Ramirez. His synopsis below. Class fee is $35 per participant, but participants are invited to return each month and after baby arrives to share man to man birth experiences. Register online.
“My wife and I tried getting pregnant well before any of our friends and family did. Fortunately, and I’ll explain why later, we were among the last to finally welcome our little one into the world!
While the wait was hard, it helped us gain an immense amount of knowledge and experience living vicariously through those having babies before us. We researched everything to the nth degree and even took a Bradley Method class once we knew our baby was on the way.
There are a myriad of books you could read about the stages of your baby’s development and life, the changes your wife is going through, what labor is like and why it is that the only license you need to have a baby is a car seat! Some resources are great. Many conflict. And, almost all focus on mom and baby. But what about dads? We’re an important part of this, too!
And here’s the kicker… regardless of how ready you think you are: you have absolutely no clue what you’re in for until it finally happens! All you can do is inform, prepare and have an open mind and a heart full of love for the enormous joy being bestowed upon you.
Cliffs Notes for Dads sifts through what it means to be a dad in a fun, actionable dialogue filled with demonstrations, recommendations and anecdotes. Our goal is to help you be the very best husband and father you can be, while learning and having fun in the process.
It’s pregnancy, labor and post-labor: for dads… by dads.”
In this class, you will learn:
* Things to do well before labor
* What to expect in the delivery room
* Dad’s and Doulas as birth partners
* Comfort measures dads can do during labor
* Infant care 101