Black Fathers Support Group – Health Net Community Doula Program

Health Net Community Doula Program Father’s Support Group

A DISCUSSION AND SUPPORT GROUP FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPECTANT AND NEW DADS

Photo by Monet Moutrie

Fatherhood: Its the hardest job you’ll ever love”

 

ABOUT THE SUPPORT GROUP

This discussion and support group is intended for fathers of the clients enrolled The Health Net Community Doula Program which offers professional childbirth support to African-American women. Facilitated  by Kofi Peprah, MS, M.Phil,  an experienced father and teacher, these informal sessions will provide a safe and supportive space for Black expectant fathers and new fathers to share trials and tribulations of fatherhood with other men. It is a space to learn, share, and make new friends with men who are new and experienced fathers.

Kofi Peprah

Kofi Peprah, Father’s Support Group Facilitator

Topics Include:

  • Preventing Preterm Labor: The Father’s Role
  • Pregnant Father Emotions
  • Supporting  Your Partner Physically and Emotionally During Pregnancy
  • Preparing for Birth
  • Sibling Preparation 
  • Birth Planning: Making Informed Choices
  • Tips for Communicating with Medical Providers
  • Being an Advocate for Your Partner During Childbirth 
  • Supporting Labor and Delivery
  • Father’s Role in Supporting Breastfeeding Mother
  • Caring for Newborn 
  • Infant Care Planning: Newborn Procedures Pros & Cons
  • Becoming A Dad: Challenges and Joys
  • Self-Care for New Fathers
  • Sexuality During Pregnancy & Post-Baby

The sessions meet Saturdays, once per month, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturdays at our office located at:

The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health
Health Net Community Doula Program
3965 S. Grand St.(2nd Floor) Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90007

For more information, or to register, contact Kofi Peprah at 1 (626) 233-6547.