Common Knowledge Trust will be offering a webinar for future fathers. We’re asked all the time ‘Who is your market?’ Future fathers … without a doubt. Fathers and mothers developed all the Birthing Better skills in the early 1970s. Something was changing in childbirth then. Fathers were coming into the birth.
How did future fathers know what to do? Luckily there was Lamaze, The Bradley Method and Grantly Dick-Reid classes so couples practiced breathing and relaxation techniques. Unluckily Lamaze, Bradley and Dick-Reid focused only on normal birth, painless labor and less medical care. Well, these skills-based proved great for some fathers now going into the birth while the vast majority of families were left out.
- Not everyone wants or can have a natural birth.
- A tiny percent of women have painless labors
- And medical care was the ‘evidence based practice’ of the maternity system
But fathers had something to do. And you want to know how-to birth! We all do. And we know how.
The power of future fathers
Birthing Better fathers are going to tell you something right now. It does not matter how your baby is born even though your partner and even you might dispute this fact. You got pregnant to have a baby not a ‘type’ of birth.
Sure, you and your partner might want a specific type of birth so go for it but do so with great birth and birth-coaching skills. If you want a specific ‘type’ of birth then you’ll be spending hours with your Birth Plan. At least spend a quarter of that Time to learn great skills.
If you get the birth you want great and if you’ve used your skills you’ll have a better experience. If your birth is nothing like you hoped for, use your skills to birth your baby regardless of the circumstances. Skills matter. They improve good births and vastly improve challenging ones.
You matter so become skilled. We’re going to do this webinar very soon so, future fathers, keep your eyes open for your opportunity to learn exactly how to help your pregnant partner to give birth.