You may have noticed the theme in most of my blog posts has been about the birthing partner. The majority of the prenatal classes, workshops, articles and information tend to focus on moms. This is often for good reason – this person’s body grows a baby and gives birth to it. The mental, physical and emotional changes that take place are nothing short of miraculous.
But partners change too.
I believe our culture does a great disservice to dads. The images you see in popular culture tend to be of hopeless buffoons, absent fathers, or strict authoritarians. There seems to be no middle of the road dad. There aren’t a lot of examples or role models to look to. And if you’re the first dad in your group of friends it can be even more isolating!
As a result, I think sometimes our partners can be unprepared for what happens after baby arrives and where they fit in the relationship.
I think we can do better for our partners. What if we change the way we talk about them? What if, instead of assuming they are incapable, we assume they are equal partners in the care and keeping of the children? What if we give them the information and the tools they need to be a great partner?
With this in mind – Our Mama Village and I have created a prenatal class just for dads! It’s a safe space to ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask and get the information they need to be the parent and partner they want to be! No judgment.
As a bonus – we’re hosting this event at one of Guelph’s newest breweries (Fixed Gear Brewing Co) and you will have the opportunity to try some of their fine small batch craft beer! It’s beer + babies – what’s better than that? You can get your ticket here
Not local to the Guelph area? Send me a message and we can connect online. I’m always happy to answer questions and support you and your growing family.