We have a large pool of resources for moms and couples but a limited supply for just dads. There are classes you can take online, but what if there was a class you could take in-person. Someone you could talk to and ask questions about specific situations. We now have that resource…. Newborn Care for Dads is run by my husband, Philip Lloyd. Phil was surprised to learn that dads can also get postpartum depression. We soon realized that there is a need for coaching new dads. Giving them wisdom about how they can support mom, how they can bond with their baby and then how they can take care of themselves.

The point was made, that we get coaching for sports, health, business…why wouldn’t we seek out coaching for becoming a dad. In a Washington Post article: When three’s not the charm dated June 30 2015 “Respected psychotherapist and marriage researcher John Gottman studied couples from the newlywed period through the transition to parenthood. He discovered most couple break-ups within the first seven years were because they became parents. A staggering 67% of couples in the study reported a decline in relationship satisfaction after the arrival of the first baby. The decline typically shows up between six months (for women) and nine months (for men) after the baby comes home.

What if we could help lower this statistic by coaching men on what to expect when baby comes. Right now this is something that is lacking in our community. We need to coach new dads on how they can bond with baby, support momma and get the support they need. Teach the parents to make their relationship the priority and have an open line of communication. Too many times dad’s are viewed as “the babysitter”. Here at Newborn Care for Dads we want to supply dad with all the tools he needs to know that he can handle any situation and if he needs extra resources we are available to point him in the right direction.

Having a baby/ies is a significant life change. Dads-to-be we have the resources to help you prepare for it. Contact Phil Lloyd @ newborncare4dads@gmail.com

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