Supporting Birth and Postpartum: A Workshop for Fathers, Partners & Supporters

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: The Zoom link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Join this workshop designed for dads, partners, and birthing support persons! This interactive session is crafted to empower you with essential skills and knowledge to actively participate in the birthing process. Discover effective ways to support the birthing person through every stage of labour, decision-making, and interventions. Gain valuable insights and practical tips to maintain your energy levels during the birth marathon. Additionally, delve into the postpartum period, where you’ll learn key strategies for assisting with baby care, infant feeding, and fostering a strong bond. Be an integral part of your transformative parenting journey with this workshop!

Facilitator: Bronwyn Addico (she/her) is the owner of Balancing Birth to Baby, a support company for expecting and new parents that offers prenatal education and Doula support in Southern Ontario, Canada. She has been a Childbirth & Early Parenting Educator since 2015 and a Birth & Postpartum Doula since 2016.

After a difficult birth experience in 2013, she embarked on a journey to become a Birthing From Within childbirth educator and doula. Bronwyn has been deeply influenced by this program’s view of birth as an initiation into parenting and how to examine your fears of birth and parenting. She uses the tools that she learned in this program within all aspects of her professional career and has developed them into a coaching program to help birthing people prepare for birth and work through a difficult or traumatic birth experience. She has supported more than 500 families during their births and early parenting journey and has attended over 100 births.

Bronwyn is a single mother to two wonderful kids.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are welcome. Partners and family members (including chosen family members) who are co-caregivers with U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.