Childbirth and Postpartum: The New Dad's Guide

Learn how to be the birth companion and partner your wife needs
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

You’re going to be a dad! Congratulations!

Now what? You want to be helpful and involved, but you aren’t sure how. 
It’s easier than you think! This course breaks it down for you. From pregnancy, through birth and postpartum, you’ll learn what a woman wants and needs from her partner:

  • Techniques to practice and enjoy during pregnancy for an easier birth;
  • Strategies and tools for the birth room to keep her feeling comfortable and protected;
  • How to set yourselves up for a gentle, joyful postpartum;
  • How to re-establish intimacy after baby;
  • How to relax and enjoy the ride through it all.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • Relaxation techniques that make her instantly more comfortable during labor;
  • Fun, easy massage that turns on her endorphins, so she feels good, anytime, anywhere;
  • How to “set the mood” for optimal sex-hormone release during birth; 
  • Why – this once – you should do all the talking;
  • What you all really need postpartum and how to get it;
  • "Magic words" that bring you close again after baby (and ever after).

    Through video lessons, quizzes and action plans, this course gives you the information, strategies and skills you need to rock birth and postpartum.  

    What does this course include?
    • Two hours of video lessons;
    • Lecture notes for a succinct summary of the video content;
    • Quizzes to make sure you understood the key points;
    • Action plans for each section to help you make use of the material;
    • An engaged, experienced instructor who will answer your questions.

    Who is the target audience?
     This course is designed for first time expectant dads. 
    What are the requirements? You’ll need only an internet connection and a speaker or headphones.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create the perfect environment for birth, so her labor will be easier.
  • Help her relax instantly, so her labor will be more comfortable.
  • Help her to feel profoundly safe and cared for, so her labor will be more efficient.
  • Set yourselves up for an easy, joyful postpartum.
  • Communicate in a way that helps you grow closer and more intimate as a couple.

What is the target audience?

  • This is an introductory course for first-time expectant dads and dads who'd like to do better the second time.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: What does a birthing mother and new mother need most from her partner?
02:24

The guiding principle for how to support both a birthing mother and a new mother:  support her hormones.

2 questions

Make sure you've got the key concept with this quiz.

Section 2: How to Support Her During Labor and Birth
Be the Brain, So That She Can Be the Body.
Preview
02:37
Tend to Her Confidently.
Preview
03:00
Create a Mood for Intimacy, at Home and Hospital.
Preview
05:31
Feed and Hydrate Her.
05:09
Help Her to Breathe Slowly and Deeply.
05:37
Relaxation Lesson One: Top-to-Toe
04:38
Relaxation Lesson Two: Loving Reminder
01:42
Relaxation Lesson Three: Light Touch Massage
04:10
Love and Believe in Her. (Kissing Helps, Too).
07:39
10 questions

Got birth companion skills? Let's find out.

Section 3: How to Support Her Postpartum
Introduction to Postpartum: Why It's Hard
02:00
Begin the Conversation: "How Do You Feel About. . . ?"
01:26
Postpartum Thriving Key #1: Someone to Feed You
01:26
Postpartum Thriving Key #2: Someone to Run Your House
02:45
Postpartum Thriving Key #3: Babymoon
01:49
Postpartum Thriving Key #4: Daily Companionship with Another Mother
01:43
Postpartum Thriving Key #5: Daily Time Alone/Daddy's Playtime
02:48
7 questions

What are the keys to postpartum thriving? 

Section 4: Magic Words That Defuse Tension and Open Healthy Communication
Be the Brain Part 2: The First Six Weeks Postpartum
05:19
Magic Words: What Do You Make It Mean?
04:05
Magic Words: Is It True?
02:34
Magic Words: I Notice & What Do You Want to Tell Me?
03:49
Magic Words: You May Be Right
03:57
Magic Words: If It's So Great, You Do It
02:20
Postpartum & Course Conclusion
06:28
10 questions

Let's make sure you got the key points of postpartum communication.

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Instructor Biography

Allison Mecham Evans, M.A., Birth and Parenting Coach, Educator and Writer

Allison Mecham Evans, M.A., is a childbirth educator (9 years), certified life coach (5 years), creator of the Becoming A Mother prenatal program, and mother of two. She's helped hundreds of couples in the UK, Japan and US have healthy, satisfying births; provided continuing education for credit to hospital-based nurses and midwives, and her writing has been featured in the online magazine elephant journal. She publishes a blog on current issues, research, and trends in birth and parenting.

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