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Childbirth and Postpartum: The New Dad’s Guide

Learn how to be the birth companion and partner your wife needs
Instructor:
Allison Mecham Evans, M.A.
44 students enrolled
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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.

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 does a birthing mother and new mother need most from her partner?

    1
    Introduction

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

    2
    Section 1 Quiz

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

    How to Support Her During Labor and Birth

    1
    Be the Brain, So That She Can Be the Body.
    2
    Tend to Her Confidently.
    3
    Create a Mood for Intimacy, at Home and Hospital.
    4
    Feed and Hydrate Her.
    5
    Help Her to Breathe Slowly and Deeply.
    6
    Relaxation Lesson One: Top-to-Toe
    7
    Relaxation Lesson Two: Loving Reminder
    8
    Relaxation Lesson Three: Light Touch Massage
    9
    Love and Believe in Her. (Kissing Helps, Too).
    10
    Section 2 Quiz

    Got birth companion skills? Let's find out.

    How to Support Her Postpartum

    1
    Introduction to Postpartum: Why It's Hard
    2
    Begin the Conversation: "How Do You Feel About. . . ?"
    3
    Postpartum Thriving Key #1: Someone to Feed You
    4
    Postpartum Thriving Key #2: Someone to Run Your House
    5
    Postpartum Thriving Key #3: Babymoon
    6
    Postpartum Thriving Key #4: Daily Companionship with Another Mother
    7
    Postpartum Thriving Key #5: Daily Time Alone/Daddy's Playtime
    8
    Section 3 Quiz

    What are the keys to postpartum thriving? 

    Magic Words That Defuse Tension and Open Healthy Communication

    1
    Be the Brain Part 2: The First Six Weeks Postpartum
    2
    Magic Words: What Do You Make It Mean?
    3
    Magic Words: Is It True?
    4
    Magic Words: I Notice & What Do You Want to Tell Me?
    5
    Magic Words: You May Be Right
    6
    Magic Words: If It's So Great, You Do It
    7
    Postpartum & Course Conclusion
    8
    Section 4 Quiz

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

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