Fathers Discussion and Support Group – Health Net Community Doula Program

 Fathers’ Discussion and Support Group

A DISCUSSION AND SUPPORT GROUP FOR EXPECTANT FATHERS AND NEW DADS

Meets 2nd Saturday of each month from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Free of Charge. All men are welcome. RSVP required.

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

 

ABOUT THE SUPPORT GROUP

These support and discussion groups are  informal sessions for expectant and new fathers. It will provide a safe and supportive space FOR MEN ONLY  to  share trials and tribulations of fatherhood with other men. The group is facilitated by an experienced dad. Open to fathers of all ethnic backgrounds.

Topics Include:

  • Preventing Preterm Labor: The Father’s Role
  • Pregnant Father Emotions
  • Supporting Your Partner Physically and Emotionally During Pregnancy

    Father catching his baby in a birth tub.
    Photo by Monet Moultrie

  • Labor Support Methods for Partners
  • 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

LOCATION

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

HOW TO REGISTER

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

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Kofi Peprah, M.Phil, MA

Kofi Peprah

Kofi Peprah, Father’s Support Group Facilitator

Kofi Peprah is the facilitator of our support and discussion group for fathers. Kofi has over 12 years of community college and university teaching experience in Los Angeles and New York City. He received his MS in Global Health Science from the University of California San Francisco and MPhil from the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra. Kofi teaches courses in physical, world-regional and cultural geography and has performed research on the assessment of mercury exposure of women and children, in gold mining communities, in Ghana. Kofi is a father of two daughter ages 8 and 11, both who were breastfed, and born with the assistance of midwives, one in the hospital and one at home. Kofi is an advocate for uplifting fatherhood and promoting education on ways to support their partners during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.


 
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