The Life Support Curriculum includes sessions for guys too. For expectant fathers, we offer Pre-Natal and Post-Natal sessions so that you can confidently provide the vital "father factor" for your children. The Healthy Relationships sessions are for any guy who is seeking meaningful fulfilling relationships.
The Pre-Natal Track provides essential information for both parents as they look forward to the birth of their child. The sessions include topics like, fetal development, how to bond with baby before birth, what to expect at physician’s visits, types of diagnostic tests, when to call your physician, signs of labor, preparing for the hospital, common medical pregnancy terms, and child birth preparation.
The Post-natal track is for both parents who have recently given birth. The sessions explore issues like how to identify postpartum depression, how to interact with your newborn baby, safe and effective ways to calm your crying newborn, parenting skills through the early years, and how to build and maintain a healthy relationship between mom and dad during the first parenting year.
Perhaps the most important track for all guys is the Healthy Relationships Track. The sessions focus on developing healthy relationships, sexual health, and help you envision the future. Concepts include how to discover your identity, passions, and purpose; how to build trust; sexual risk avoidance; qualities of a healthy relationship; love vs. infatuation; and when to consider marriage.
The DoctorDad® Workshop series was written and developed specifically for non custodial fathers who want to have a positive impact in their children’s lives. The four sessions increase fathers’ health literacy by equipping men with knowledge and skills they need to successfully care for very young children right from the start.