Congratulations. Along with the incredible joy and excitement the news may bring comes some full on responsibilities. Life is not going to be the same and it's time for you to get ready.
Suddenly you have a lot of decisions to make, and some of them could be difficult ones. Thankfully you are not on your own, your partner will have plenty of ideas about how she wants the pregnancy and birth to go, and you can bet she will want to know what you think.
So, where do you go from here?
How do you begin to make sense of all the terminology and pregnancy procedures that you just haven’t had to think about until now?
You are going to have to know what it is all about, to get to the bottom of what’s safe and what’s not, of what will support you both to make this pregnancy and birth the very best experience it can be for you both.
But, how can you know what's right and what's not?
She is going through some major physical and hormonal changes right now. Things will be different in your relationship and new understandings and skills will be required to manage this crucial life event.
Your sex life is about to change. A woman’s attitude towards sex and intimacy during pregnancy may shift dramatically, insights into what is happening in her mind and body while she is pregnant, will prepare you for any changes, and will put to rest any worries you have already been having.
The Online Course is the only one of it’s kind in the world designed for fathers to be. The core of the program, the teaching of that well kept secret, has been created by a man with many years experience working with couples as a midwife, the information and exercises have been tried and tested by hundreds of men, they work.
If your life was busy before your partner was pregnant, it’s about to get much busier.
This online program is going to make your task of getting prepared for her pregnancy and ultimately the birth, as easy as possible. It is going to require time and commitment, but everything that's truly worth doing does, right? The guess work has just been taken out of the process. This program is proven to provide the results you want, when you need them most, now.
Throughout the labour process I was able to help my wife to feel as calm, confident and comfortable as possible. My wife has said to many of our friends how amazed she was with my help throughout the process.
Knowing what is expected of you, what to do at each stage of the pregnancy and
when she gives birth will feel good, won’t it?
There is only ‘one thing’ that you need to do while she is giving birth,
knowing this well kept secret will set you free from worry and you will learn it here.
Relax, you are in the right place.
Feeling at ease is absolutely possible for you and your partner,
as you journey together through pregnancy, birth and into parenthood.
This program goes way beyond just giving you information. Through a series of exercises, you will have you own experiences which will leave you, knowing in yourself , that you are ready for whatever happens and is required of you when she gives birth.
As you work through the program the insights you will gain from doing the exercises will increase your ability to communicate with her. Every man knows there is a difference between knowing how to talk to a woman, and knowing how to truly communicate with her, in such a way, that a deep of connection is created and maintained. This new growing depth of connection you will experience through the program, will enhance your relationship and super charge the experience you both have when she gives birth.
Any fears you may be having about sexual intimacy while she is pregnant will be calmed by working through this program.
You will master specific massage techniques, these will enhance your connection with your partner while she is pregnant and when she is giving birth. Having these new skills offers you a simple way of staying in touch during her pregnancy and while she is giving birth.
You will practice specific exercises, designed to increase your ability to manage the fear responses you will have, as she is actually giving birth. Being truly present as she gives birth is one of the keys to her birth going well.
After completing this course you will be in the best physical and psychological health possible for the birth of your baby.
Get a taste of my message with this interview.
It's a BBC Radio 2, Steve Wright in the Afternoon interview where we talk about the book I wrote, Men, Love & Birth. This show has been listed to by over 8.000.000 people!
Why does our Online Course deliver these awesome results?
Most birth preparation courses available to men today are designed and taught by women. This program is different, it's designed by a man who has experienced birth countless times, as a birth professional, father and grandfather.
Principles of Evolutionary Biology
The program introduces you to the principles of evolutionary biology in an accessible way. Through experience you will begin to see the physiological source of you partners behaviours and emotions. This insight will enable you to adjust your attitudes and behaviours in ways which will create a deeper sense of connection to her. As a result your relationship with her will grow.
Created to leverage physiological differences between men and women for the better
Men and women experience the world differently, you get to prepare using tried and tested techniques and understandings, rooted in an understanding of how the human animal has evolved over countless millions of years. This is probably the only program of its kind in the world.
Over 55 years of experience and education
The core birth information you will get is provide by two male Midwife's with a collective birth experience of 55 years: Mark Harris (Midwife for 23 years) and Dr Denis Walsh who is associate professor of midwifery at Nottingham University in England (midwife for 35 years).
Thoroughly Tested and Widely Supported
The development of this online course has benifited from the feedback and support of over 110 birth professionals. The first version of the course has been tried and tested by a bigger and bigger group of men whose partners where pregnant at the time. They are absolutely raving about the impact the course had on their relationship during pregnancy, labour and beyond
The Structure of The Course
The Online Course follows two tracks.
One track presents you with all the relevant Birth Information. You will have everything you need to make informed desicions throughout pregnancy and in preparation for labour. This information will be fully accessible from day one.
The other track is the core of our program and structured in such a way that you will learn to be the best you can be during pregnancy and birth. This part of the course is paced and new modules will be released weekly.
You will also have the opportunity to receive personal answers to your specific pregnancy and birth related questions.
Overview Track 1 : Paced Modules
When you have watched the video you will know where we are going and what level of commitment is being asked of you. You will know the outline of the course and very importantly what to start doing now.
By the end of this module you will a foundational understanding of how evolutionary biology influences pregnancy and birth, What is means for us, how it involves the workings of our brains and what human evolution means for the Birthing Process. You will begin to see pregnancy and birth from both perspectives, from her point of view and from your own.
Men and Women are Different Right? After watching this module and reading the course content you will probably sigh with relief. The differences you have been experiencing between you and her, and how you both seem to handle stress differently will be clear to you.
Communication Takes far More than ‘just’ words right? The vast majority of what is actually communicated when we are together is happening at deeply unconscious levels of our minds and bodies. The things you will learn in this module will blow your minds and the skills and insight that results have the potential to transform your relationship with your partner through out the pregnancy and birth.
We all know that our personal physical and emotional well being have a massive impact upon our experience of life.
This module will support you as you prepare yourself to be in the best shape you can possibly be in when she gives birth. You will learn about testosterone and why keeping your testosterone levels high is VERY important for men when it comes to feeling good.
After you have finished this module you will know what you can do to optimise your testosterone levels and how doing that will be of benefit to you and her during pregnancy and when she gives birth.
Summary & recap to bring your attention back to the key points of this course.
Overview Track 2: Birth information
These kind of questions will be answered here:
After completing this program you will:
Enjoy feeling at peace concerning the ongoing emotional changes you are experiencing in yourself and your partner.
Have a growing sense of confidence in her innate capacity to give birth and your ability to be there for her when she does.
Have developed the skills you need to do the one thing that is most important when she is giving birth: being truly present with her as she does it.
Be well informed about pregnancy and birth, being able to make the right decisions together will come easily, when things are going well or not!
Know that you have done everything possible to prepare for this life changing day.
Mark Harris is Midwife with 20 + years of pregnancy and birth experience. He has supported hundreds of men and women during pregnancy and labour.
He is the writer of the Award wining book: Men, Love and Birth that has supported thousands of fathers to be prepared as they have walked the road towards fatherhood and is a favourite among birth workers world wide.
His years of experience as a male midwife and his ongoing study of the latest research has led to him being in much demand as a workshop and conference speaker travelling obsesively through the UK and Europe.
Mark is a registered and active member of:
What Fresh Born Dads Say about The Birthing4Blokes Online Course
Working through the program gave me the confidence to understand her needs more fully and the ability to hear what were calls for help when she felt alone. I became more able to help her know that I was going to be the person she needed when it came to the labour and birth of our baby.
I realised that I could be an incredibly positive influence in supporting her, as she went into the natural state she felt she need to be in for giving birth. She seemed to grow in faith and trust that she was in a safe place and that her needs were being met.
My belief and self confidence have gone through the roof.
Marks program and book is helping our ongoing relationship as well, I now have a better understanding regarding the 'natural dance' of relationships. It is helping me to be a better partner and father. Learning these things is still impacting our relationship, she seems more secure and often says she feels loved and valued by me, the growing bond with our baby is being deeply benefited.
The main thing my wife was worried about was having an induction of ‘labour’. We had also planned for a home birth as our first child had to be induced and we had felt out of control. Not being told what was happening didn’t help matters either, so I was a bit worried about being at home for the birth of our baby.It all ended up turning out almost perfectly. Doing the program and speaking directly to Mark helped me to know I could be there and support my wife during birth and enable her to feel safe and worry less.
We did have our home birth with no intervention on 15th November. My wife afterwards told everyone that I was brilliant during the birth and that she couldn't have done it without me. I feel I could not have done it without the Birthing4Blokes program.
I'm so glad I had the opportunity to do the program as I do not think I could have stayed as calm and focused as I did, which in turn helped my wife stay calm.