Fathers-To-Be

Support for fathers and families in the time of the transition to Fatherhood

There is now an organisation offering information as well as courses to help develop the consciousness for and about men in the time of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood – Fathers To Be. For fathers, mothers, midwives, doulas, childbirth practitioners educators and everyone interested in new possibilities for the family. Developed and run by Patrick Houser, Binnie’s husband, this programme and information forms a perfect complement to the material in the rest of this site. Fathers-To-Be supports expectant and new dads by reinforcing their relationship with themselves their partners their babies and the health professionals caring for the family. “For the majority of mothers an important ingredient for her successful pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding is the care provided by the father.” Patrick M. Houser

Fathers-To-Be supports expectant and new dads by reinforcing their relationship with themselves, their partners, their babies, and the health professionals caring for the family.

“For the majority of mothers an important ingredient for her successful pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding is the care provided by the father.” Patrick M. Houser

Today’s fathers are participating more than ever before in the birth and up-bringing of their children. This can have a strong impact on the family. Research has established the importance of a father’s contribution in his children’s early life.

Practical and emotional fitness for the transition to fatherhood can be learned/awakened and is very useful.

How healthcare professionals welcome fathers is significant to the whole family system.

Fathers-To-Be offers men effective preparation for fatherhood through practical education. Riding the waves of pregnancy, birth and early fatherhood involves supporting a woman’s rhythm while learning to maintain your own balance.

Fathers-To-Be provides study days for childbirth practitioners, educators, lactation consultants and social workers including how to facilitate their working relationship with fathers. We also consult with healthcare organisations, hospitals and schools in support of their whole-family and birth care practices.