Fathers Discussion and Support Group – Health Net Community Doula Program

Health Net Community Doula Program Fathers Discussion and Support Group

A DISCUSSION AND SUPPORT GROUP FOR EXPECTANT FATHERS AND NEW DADS

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

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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 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.

Topics Include:
Black Fathers

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

The sessions meet once per month, from 4:00-6:00 pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month 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

Free of charge and open to partners of pregnant women enrolled in the Health Net Community Doula Program.

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

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ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Kofi Peprah, M.Phil, MA

Kofi Peprah

Kofi Peprah, Father’s Support Group Facilitator

Kofi Peprah
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.