Congratulations on becoming a Dad!

Most say that it is one of the most life re-shaping events of their lives, although they didn’t realise it at the time!

Our hope is to encourage as many Dads to Be to engage with becoming a Dad in their own unique way and to be as practically prepared for the birth and beyond as they can.

Dads to Be Workshops

In order to engage well with this amazing event and to be informed and ready to help alongside your partner, we would encourage you to come to a first-time Dads to Be workshop in one of the hospitals. We have been running them for over ten years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are they for?

The workshops are for first time Dads to Be with about 45 Dads to Be attending each workshop.

They give a great opportunity to meet with other Dads to Be at a similar stage.

Who runs them?

They are run by a Dads to Be Facilitator and a Midwife Antenatal Educator.

How long is the Workshop?

They are a single one-off early evening event which runs for 90 minutes.

Ideally it is best to attend as soon as possible after your partner is three months into the pregnancy.

What makes them different from an ante-natal class?

They are not an antenatal class. However they cover the key parts of the birth process and the important time following the birth, but more from a partners involvement. Some of the practical topics covered include:

What is my role through the birth process?

Now that there are three - how does that affect us?

What are the signs that my partner may have postnatal depression?

Once home, how do we juggle; time, sleep, new roles, energy, money, sex, parents, work etc.?

A Dads to Be Participants Workbook and pen is given out for those wishing to take notes. These can then be taken away.

The Dads to Be are also encouraged to attend, with their partner, the ante-natal sessions at the hospital.

What do previous participants say?

‘Reading about birth is one thing but attending this workshop has been a great eye opener’

'A great place to be able to ask dumb questions!'

‘Great delivery – appreciated the humour and sensitivity’

‘The best pre-Dad advice I have had to date’

Feedback in 2019 found that 100% of the Participants would recommend the Workshop to Friends or Family.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

NHS Foundation Trust

The 'Dads to Be' workshops have been temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 virus.
Please check back to see when the suspension has been lifted and therefore when the workshops will resume.

Upcoming dates

Monday 30 March 2020

Monday 18 May 2020

Monday 20 July 2020

Monday 21 September 2020

Monday 23 November 2020

Details

6.15pm: Registration
6.30pm – 8.00pm: Workshop

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Gleeson Lecture Theatre
Lower Ground Floor
369 Fulham Road
London
SW10 9NH

To book your place, please call 020 3315 7850

 

Kingston Hospital

NHS Foundation Trust

The 'Dads to Be' workshops have been temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 virus.
Please check back to see when the suspension has been lifted and therefore when the workshops will resume.

Upcoming dates

Monday 11 May 2020

Monday 6 July 2020

Monday 7 September 2020

Monday 9 November 2020

Details

6.15pm: Registration
6.30pm – 8.00pm: Workshop

Kingston Hospital
The Education Centre – 5th Floor
Galsworthy Road, Kingston
KT2 7QB

Cost: £15 (non-refundable and payable on booking)

To book your place, please call 07595 092 009

West Middlesex University Hospital

NHS Foundation Trust

The 'Dads to Be' workshops have been temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 virus.
Please check back to see when the suspension has been lifted and therefore when the workshops will resume.

Upcoming dates

Monday 23 March 2020

Monday 18 May 2020

Monday 13 July 2020

Monday 14 September 2020

Monday 16 November 2020

Details

6.15pm: Registration
6.30pm – 8.00pm: Workshop

West Middlesex University Hospital
The Education Centre
Twickenham Road
Isleworth, Middlesex
TW7 6AF

 

To book your place, please email: dadstobe@chelwest.nhs.uk