Online Live Panel: Partner Support in Birth
Partner Support in Birth: Online Live Panel
In 2017, after the traumatic birth of his son, Steven started to obsessively research the role of expectant fathers in perinatal support. By 2018 he was a facilitator of 'Beer and Bubs' an antenatal program for dads and also 'Baby Makes Three' a perinatal healthy relationship program. In 2020 Steven Founded Birthing Dads and the PREPARE Foundation to raise awareness of the positive impact supportive birth partners can have in perinatal health if they themselves are informed and supported. In early 2021 Steven launched the Birthing Dads Advanced Program - a comprehensive online antenatal program for fathers. Steven is training to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and juggles his passion for this work with parenting his own son who (at times) has as much energy as the actual sun!
Ben is a 32 year old father, to one year old Mattea, interested in being part of the panel discussion because he believes the policies being put in place during covid significantly impacted both the pregnancy and birthing experience for both himself and his wife - particularly following a tough year going through the IVF process and efforts to conceive.
Rachel is a midwife and child and family health nurse with a passion for supporting families from conception to five years. She has international clinical experience, a background in health promotion, perinatal research and antenatal education. Since 2018 she has been part of the Rainbow Families antenatal education team and co-facilitates the Rainbow Babies supported postnatal group. She is part of the LGBTQI+ community and lives with her wife and their 3 children in Sydney.
Ron began his career as a bricklayer before finding nursing and then midwifery. He moved to Tasmania in 1995 planning to stay for a couple of years, but after landing a job in the Know Your Midwife Scheme at Royal Hobart Hospital, stayed until he retired in 2017. Ron started Beers and Bubs in 2012, encouraging partners to show up; to be present in birth and in parenting with their partners and their children.
Date & Time: Thursday 16th September, 2:00pm AEST.
14:00 in ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS, QLD
13:30 in SA, NT | 12:00 in WA
Register via Zoom at the link below.