The program helps men gain the practical knowledge they need to be involved in the births of their children in a positive way and to get the fatherhood adventure started with a memorable and empowering experience. And most men would rather head to the pub anyway.
Beer + Bubs is perfect for first time fathers who don’t know what they’re in for as well as those going back for a second or third round who weren’t well prepared the first time. It’s ideal for expectant dads who have done antenatal classes, but have come out the other end with little practical understanding of their role at the birth. It's also perfect for a brush up when it's been a long time since the birth of the last child.
Recommended by childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians all over Australia, here's some of what we cover:
All this and much more is covered in this fast-paced session where the atmosphere is informal and conversational.
You will meet "one we prepared earlier", a dad who has recently been at the birth of his baby, as well as a bunch of other expectant dads, all in the same boat as you.
Beer + Bubs is run in local pubs in all major cities and in some regional areas including:
Sydney inner city and southern suburbs, NSW Central Coast, Melbourne (north, south and eastern suburbs), Canberra, HObart, Launceston, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury, Mandurah (Peel district), Alice Springs and Brisbane's northern suburbs. New Zealand and Honk Kong coming soon!
"Thank you so much for what you have contributed, both Beer + Bubs and that phone call [early labour jitters]. I felt so much more equipped going into this than I would have been otherwise - and that is a huge thing I think for any bloke. Every bloke I meet who has a pregnant wife hears about Beer + Bubs and I have told loads of expecting fathers to get along to your workshop. Anyway, I hope you know what a difference you make." Perth dad, 2012.
My wife signed me up for
Beer + Bubs without my permission. I was a little annoyed but went along with it. Much to my amazement, I thoroughly enjoyed it. To be honest, I wouldn’t have had the courage to ask about some of the things I learned at Beer + Bubs. The camaraderie amongst the men at the pub also made it special. Sharing with other men and hearing a woman’s perspective shed a lot of light on how little I really knew or what my wife really needed from me. I now feel prepared to support my wife and understand how I can support and protect her during birth.
I learned more in two hours at this dad’s birth workshop at the pub than I did in seven weeks of hospital antenatal classes.
Best thing EVER! I now feel inspired and empowered. The main theme that we can have a positive impact on the birth process was great to hear. The best thing for me was seeing the obvious connection between Lucy and Bruce and how childbirth seemed to bring them closer. I guess they have done the same presentation heaps of times but it felt spontaneous and from the heart.
Cheers to Childbirth: a dad’s guide to childbirth support by Lucy Perry, founder of
Beer + Bubs childbirth education for dads at the pub
This is a how–to guide featuring birth stories from high profile Australian fathers.
I would have been lost without this "bible". Not only is it informative, it speaks to men in a no-nonsense way with invaluable insights to childbirth and breastfeeding. Thank you. I feel like I will always be grateful to you. Jayson, Sydney