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    Default Awesome antenatal one-night seminar for dads!

    Hello there!, expecting dads!

    I thought I would recommend a antanatal seminar for the ones of you in here who are about to become fathers.

    When I was pregnant with my DD, my partner (although excited to become a dad) struggled a little bit to feel connected to our newborn child and get his head around what was to come, and his role during the labour and birth.

    I heard about the Beer+Bubs one night seminar for expecting fathers, and got my my DP to go. He was a little bit hesitant, but was convinced to go when I told him that the evening would take place in a pub, and a meal was included.

    He came home hours later starry eyed, and was very excited about his role as a support person during the labour and birth. In fact, he thought that the seminar was more educational and inspiring than the seven week antenatal classes we later attended at the hospital. And during our two births he was calm, confident and nothing short of fantastic!

    To quote the website " The program helps men gain the practical knowledge they need to be involved in the births of their children in a positive way and to get the fatherhood adventure started with a memorable and empowering experience".

    The sessions are held in various pubs around Australia, and a pub meal is included in the $50 fee. Have a look at their webpage for more information about dates, bookings, etc.http://www.beerandbubs.com.au

    Best of luck to you all!


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    Thank you!!

    This looks so perfect for my DP! I've emailed him the link already, I hope he books it!

    Xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveyDovey View Post
    Thank you!!

    This looks so perfect for my DP! I've emailed him the link already, I hope he books it!

    Xx
    Oh, I hope so! My DP told all of his mates who were expecting, and everyone who attended loved it! Let me know what he thinks!

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    Needs a south side Brisbane one

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    I went to Beer + Bubs here in Adelaide (I think they use the same slides for all the groups).

    For those of you who are thinking of going/sending your blokes - do it!

    Was a great evening, and very informative. Definitely aimed at the blokes and how we can support our partners.

    They also have a "here's one we made earlier" section where they have a new dad come in and tell 'their' birth story/answer questions.

    If we're lucky enough to have a #2 I'd probably go back again.

    Cheers

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    Hi guys!!

    I've just booked myself in fir the march session when it comes to Adelaide..

    I've decided to pay an additional 5 dollars to get the book posted to me, rather than to pick it up on the night. That way I can read up and ask detailed questions properly..

    After I've been, I'd like to share my experience with you guys, as it sounds like a good way to get a guide as far as expectations of us when it comes time for delivery of our little ones..

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    Hi guys just wondering how do you convince your DP to actually go???

    He's a first time daddy, although this is my third child. she will be born in April. I'm in Adelaide too... If only I could convince him to go, I'm sure he would benefit from it as he is very nervous :/ any suggestions would be much appreciated


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    Quote Originally Posted by bimbie View Post
    Hi guys just wondering how do you convince your DP to actually go???

    He's a first time daddy, although this is my third child. she will be born in April. I'm in Adelaide too... If only I could convince him to go, I'm sure he would benefit from it as he is very nervous :/ any suggestions would be much appreciated


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    Yeah, I found that tricky too! My DP was involved during the pregnancy, but I think he was expecting it to be too "girly" and confronting. I kept telling him how much it would mean to me if he attended, and also that I actually was expecting him to really be active during labour/birth, and that I wanted him to be as educated as possible. So I suppose you could say that I pulled the "pleeeeease" *batting eyelashed* mixed with some good-old fashioned pressure (the guilt -ridden "If you don't know what do do during labour, I will use your non-attendance against you, and possibly kill you")

    Also, we were lucky enough to have another mate becoming a father as well, so the two of them went together. And loved it.

    I suppose every man is different and only you know what he will respond positively too, but perhaps show him the website (and even buy the book) and get him to read the really positive testimonials from the fathers.

    My DP did not want to go but when he came home three hours later, he was all starry eyed, emotional and excited. (And slightly tipsy)

    Good luck with it all, and let us know how you go!

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    Tell him it's a sure win brownie points winner.. As it helps him to understand the things to do/ say or not to.. It's a very special occasion and I'm sure he's as nervous as I am about 'mucking it up'. Tell him to book in the Adelaide one with me on the 26 march and well have a few beers together and swap stories. Tell him he can have a few drinks for the night, with a meal included (at the lion hotel, nth adel)

    This is my first baby, and my DW's second so it's all new for me too..

    Hell I'll even shout the first round of beer for us.. Have a few to celebrate being fathers..

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    I second the request for one on the sth side of brisbane.


 

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