Baby Talk is a support group for New Mothers. Becoming a Dad is an Introductory Workshop/Support for New Fathers.
We are pleased to offer a unique opportunity where new moms gather to join the Baby Talk group while new dads join our Becoming a Dad session.
We are pleased to offer "Baby Talk": This is an open forum support group for new moms. Our group offers the opportunity to connect with other new moms to discuss common parenting concerns that may include: breast and bottle feeding, sleeping, comforting a newborn, returning to work or being a stay at home mom. Moms will often discuss when their baby reached developmental milestones and can help answer questions for other moms. Our sessions are facilitated by an RN, IBCLC from our Childbirth Education Department.
Becoming a Dad: Introductory DadLab Workshop for Expectant Fathers and Dads with babies under 1 year of age.
Becoming a father is the most profound and complicated event in a man’s life. Hearing you’re going to be a father brings joy and excitement.
Yet becoming a dad also triggers uncertainty and worry.
- What kind of father do I want to be?
- How can I manage all these new demands?
- How will the baby impact my relationship with my partner?
What men are saying about this workshop:
"It is exceedingly rare to find an environment that encourages communication amongst men. That is precisely what makes DadLab so valuable. Being able to talk with new fathers and fathers-to-be helped me deal with this new stage of my life"
" DadLab helped me immensely by providing an outlet to speak about the challenges of parenthood and to learn what type of dad I want to become."
While there are multiple resources for new moms, a place for men to prepare for fatherhood is new. This introductory DadLab Workshop allows expectant dads to think through this monumental transition and plan to successfully navigate the challenges of fatherhood.
Introducing DadLab video: https://youtu.be/Y8hqSMNIR6s
Dr. Jay Cherney is a psychologist and director of DadLab, a peer mentoring community for new fathers. He has more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, mediator and facilitator. He’s also a father of two daughters, and a brand new grandfather.