Childbirth is not only about the ladies. Certainly, women have the task (and some might say privilege) of giving birth, but fathers are part of the journey too and are often left out when it comes to childbirth education, antenatal classes or prenatal preparation.
Well not anymore Melbourne! Beer + Bubs is a one-night session at the pub just for expectant fathers. It's a crash-course in how to support a women through childbirth, presented in a fast-paced format in the friendly surrounds of the local pub.
Expectant dads won't be bored to snores with more details than they need to hear about obstetric complications. Beer + Bubs really focuses on the role of the support person and what they need to know to help a woman have an easier, faster labour.
Here's what one expectant father had to say:
Simply put, remarkable. I went in thinking this might be a dumbed-down version of the birth facts for us 'dumb men'. But I was very surprised to see the topics covered were attempting to take us right in the moment of child birth - from the lead up to post birth when the mother is home.
I can not recommend this highly enough. Stuart
Expectant dads will discover how to be an active and effective member of the birth team to make the most of what can be one of the most memorable days of a man's life.
Beer + Bubs is at least twice a month in Melbourne. You boys are very lucky to have two or three venues to choose from.
Sessions cost $55 per person including dinner at the pub.
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Rachael McLeod presents Beer + Bubs in South Melbourne and Geelong. She is an experienced doula with more than 70 births under her belt and two children of her own.
Alexis Tarran is a student midwife and mother of three young children. She presents the Brunswick Beer + Bubs sessions.
Felicity Cupitt is a mother of two and an experienced Calm Birth practitioner in Melbourne. She presents Beer + Bubs in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
Cheers to Childbirth: a dad’s guide to childbirth support by Lucy Perry, founder of
Beer + Bubs
A childbirth guide written specifically for men with birth stories from high profile Australian dads.
This is the only childbirth book that guys need to read
Mark Occhilupo, surfer
This book is going to be a godsend to couples and their babies all over the world for years to come. I cannot thank you enough. I think this will be the best $30 we have spent. The information is priceless!
"Instructive and entertaining...a straight-talking Perry advises men on how they can play an active, useful - and non-irritating - role in the birth of their babies"
The Sunday Telegraph, September 2010
This book has given me a toolbox of tips, tricks and techniques to use to support my wife. I really enjoyed it and it inspired a lot of discussion in our house!
I have just read Cheers to Childbirth and the stories shared are truly amazing. It further amplifies my desire to be a better husband during the birth of our first child.
Peter, homebirth dad