Dads-To-Be Course



188 Pleasance, EDINBURGH, EH8 9RT
0131 667 3043
North East, North West, South East, South West


Who is the service for?
Ante-Natal, Post-Natal, Men
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59


188 Pleasance, EDINBURGH, EH8 9RT
0131 667 3043




What is the Dads-To-Be course?

The PPC Dads-To-be course is a midwife-led course for expectant dads with lots of discussion, practical advice and workshop activities

This is an invaluable practical course for men who would like to build their confidence around early parenting skills. The main topics are detailed below but the sessions will involve open discussion and give plenty of time for questions to be asked.

- Supporting your partner during labour and birth
- Baby care – handling, clothing, dressing, nappy changing, bathing.
- Life with a baby including coping with crying, sleeping, playing
- Emotional issues including postnatal depression

How will it benefit me, my baby, my partner?

Becoming a parent, particularly for the first time, is an emotional experience. It is a very important time for both mum and dad-to-be but expectant dads sometimes feel left out of pregnancy and not involved in the birth.

Our Dads-To-Be course covers vital information that every parent-to-be should know but is given in a way that the men will enjoy and take in. The course is for men only to give them the opportunity to ask the questions they want answered and get the support they need.

The course provides information to dads that they can use to give confidence and support to their partner and skills that they need to help look after their baby and share the parenting role. The course also covers how you can bond with your baby which in turn helps everyone. Handouts are also given to help remember information.

What to expect

The course is based around workshop activities and many practical tasks will be involved as well as discussion. When possible a dad from a previous course comes along with their new baby which gives expectant dads a chance to explore first hand experiences in an honest environment.

Upcoming Course date...

The next course will take place on December – Wed 2nd and Sat 5th

We operate our antenatal sessions on a donation payment system because the Pregnancy and Parents Centre is a not-for-profit charity. The suggested donation is £50 for the course as this covers all our running costs and associated expenditure. However, all our classes have concessionary rates and this is the same for the donation system as we never turn anyone due to financial constraint. Please contact us about this if you need to know more.

To book a place please contact the Pregnancy and Parents Centre office, via email during Covid-19 – or via Facebook.

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