Training, Consultancy and Education
Transition to Fatherhood
Fathers-To-Be offers skill development
and training for those working with fathers in the time of pregnancy, birth
and early parenthood. Men's preparation for becoming a father is a valuable element
good outcomes for families, as well as society as a whole. A better
understanding of gender preconceptions and modern role challenges within
the family and society is invaluable for birthcare professionals'
delivery of services.
F2B ChildBirth & Early Parenting Professional Workshops
Supporting Fathers Prenatally and Through Childbirth & Beyond
Continuing Professional Development enhancing best
Let us know if you would like us to come
to your area, anywhere.
How birthcare professionals welcome fathers
is significant to the whole family system.
leading edge insight from men
in the field of pregnancy, birth and early parenting
for midwives, doulas, antenatal educators
and other early parenting practitioners.
Come along for
a unique, enjoyable and informative day.
to book your place
Booking Form here
To reserve your place
please fill out booking form and email to
or post check and booking form to:
Fathers-To-Be, 6 Court Lodge, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8DU
or make payment via
Attendance will be provided to all participants
We welcome your
spreading the word about this great event to other midwives, doula's,
educators and other
We provide a half and full
day programmes, bespoke events, as well as ongoing support and supervision.
Patrick Houser presents the F2B Birth
Professional Study Days and parent events
7 May 2011
Bournemorth NHS Trust
Best...for dads too'
October 2010 Lamaze
October 2010 Pathway
To Family Wellness Conference
'Protecting the Cave'
Professional and Parent workshops
Colorado, May 2010
Organizations we have worked with include:
The Birth Centre, London
NCT (National Childbirth Trust)
Workshops/Study Days at NCT National Conference 08 &
NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council)
University of West England,
Midwifery School, Bristol
Fathers-To-Be presented a Study Day for
first year midwives.
There was also a presentation of the
film Orgasmic Birth to the entire student body.
Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
Fathers-To-Be presented a study day for
the entire midwifery staff.
There was also a presentation of the
film Orgasmic Birth following the workshop.
F2B in Austin, Texas, (USA):
Birth Professional Workshop:
Supporting Fathers Prenatally and Through
F2B’s Patrick Houser will
annually be presenting an afternoon in
doulas and childbirth educators.
Association for Pre and Perinatal Psychology and
XIV International Congress
24-27 April, 2009, Pacific Grove, California
The Miracle of Birth: Uniting Ancient Wisdom and
"Protecting the Cave, A new father
The ancient archetype of a father at
birth is that he stands guard at the opening of the cave to protect the
birthing mother and their child. As we move through time he comes closer
to the actual location of the birth itself—waiting and protecting. Then,
in the late 20th century, he enters the room and becomes
involved. His first role was to protect the family from danger, wild
animals, or perhaps other tribes people—survival. As birth became
more industrialized his role altered. Could it be that the father is
entering the birthing room for a more primal reason than we would like
to think? Is there a chance the danger is now coming from even closer to
the mother and baby? Presented by
Top Fatherhood Tips
Here we present our 'Top Tips' for
supporting birthcare professionals in their work with fathers
and families. We have identified welcome as perhaps the most important
when understanding how to best support fathers. The father being well
course, translates into the mother and baby benefiting.
You are welcome to use this document, intact, in your practice and for
For scheduling, pricing and to
learn how we can support your best practice with families please contact
We offer Study Days for
universities, hospitals and professional organisations to midwives,
doulas, antenatal teachers and
other healthcare providers.
44 1892 890614