– Dads-To-Be course- 2017 course dates

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.

 

“For me the course was a lifeline.  Previously I wasn’t sure even which questions to ask or where to look for a RELIABLE and informed answer.” 

 

“The discussions of the birth, of baby blues, of crying and of our ongoing relationship was particular helpful.”

 

“I went to 3 pre-natal courses: the NHS one, an NCT one and this one – and found this course the best of the three.  I would definitely recommend it to any dads-to-be in the area.”

2017 courses:

June/July dates – TBA
August 2017:  Wednesday 30th August (7-9pm) and Saturday 2nd September (10am – 4.30pm)
October 2017: Wednesday 4th October (7-9pm) and Saturday 7th November (10am – 4.30pm)
November 2017:  Wednesday 22nd November (7-9pm) and Saturday 25th Nov (10am – 4.30pm)

 A midwife-led course for expectant dads with lots of discussion, practical advice and workshop activities

This is an invaluable practical course for men who would like to build their 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.

 

  • Labour and Birth
  • Baby care –  handling, clothing, dressing, nappy changing, bathing.

  • Life with a baby including coping with crying, sleeping, playing

  • Emotional issues including postnatal depression

 

Handouts and resources provided.

 

We operate our antenatal sessions 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 our classes have concessionary rates and this is the same for the donation system as we never turn anyone due to financial constraint.  Please contact us about this if you need to know more.

To book a place on a course please contact the Pregnancy and Parents Centre office on 0131 229 3667 or email

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