Congratulations on becoming a Dad!

Here at Dads to Be we encourage you to engage with becoming a Dad in your own unique way. We also hope that you will be as practically prepared as you can for the birth and beyond.

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

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 workshops 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. They are for Dads to Be only and average around 35 men.

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 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 first year following the birth, but more from a man’s involvement. They also give an opportunity to meet with other men at the same stage. 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.?

What do previous participants say?

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

‘Great delivery – appreciated the humour and sensitivity’

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

'A great place to ask dumb questions!'

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

NHS Foundation Trust

Upcoming dates

Monday 27 January 2020

Monday 30 March 2020

Monday 18 May 2020

Monday 20 July 2020

Monday 21 September 2020

Monday 23 November 2020

Details

6.00pm: Registration
6.15pm – 7.45pm: 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

Upcoming dates

Monday 13 January 2020

Monday 16 March 2020

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

Upcoming dates

Monday 20 January 2020

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