Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Methodist Women's Health Services

Obstetrics - Childbirth Education Classes

Becoming a Father Program

If you’re an expectant father you are invited to participate in this program, which includes a research study about new fathers. The 2.5-hour session is specifically designed to address the needs of fathers as they transition into parenthood. The topics we will discuss include:

  • The unique role you play in the development of your child
  • Fatherhood: expectations and realities
  • Changes in lifestyle and relationships: intimacy, support and role renegotiation
  • Preparing for the baby’s arrival: she’s having the baby; What can you do?
  • Getting connected: dad and baby time
  • Amazing talents of the newborn
  • Identifying needs and caring for the new mom and the newborn

The research study involves completing a set of questionnaires prior to the class and after the baby is born. It will also include a follow–up visit on the postpartum unit to answer any questions you have about your role as a dad.

Length of class: 2.5 hours (6:30 – 9:00pm)
Fee: No charge
Who should attend: New fathers who are expecting their first child or already have children are encouraged to attend
Location:Houston Methodist Hospital - Dunn Building, 6565 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030 (Call for room location)
When to register: Anytime during pregnancy

For more information or to register online for this class, please call 713-790-3333.