Having a baby isn’t all about the mother. It’s time for expectant dad’s–to-be to have some attention. There are many questions that arise when your baby enters the world. This is a dad’s moment to deal with the bundle of joy.
The session will sort out any queries you might have, like, what to expect during the actual birth whether at home or at the St Peter’s Hospital Maternity Unit? If you’re coming to the hospital, what is expected of you? How to support your partner when she is in labour at home and in hospital? What you might see? Hear? Feel? How can you help?
Not only will you be able to ask any questions that might baffle you, but you will get hands on practice with nappy changing, along with baby bath, cuddling and ‘winding’ your baby. This approach will make you confident with handling your newborn.
A qualified Midwife will guide you through the whole birth process and what it involves. Also dads will find out about the team who will be caring for your partner, yourself and your baby. The session will take the proud dads through to what happens next in the first few weeks after the baby is born.
The other possible topics that could be discussed during the programme are ‘baby blues’, post-natal depression, feeding and contraception.
There is no need to book. Dads-to-be make sure to come along on Tuesday 29th April 2008 at 19.30hrs- 21.30hrs held in the Abbey Wing (Maternity Unit) ground floor, Parent Education Room, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PZ.