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We get pregnant (both women and men) as skilled adults.

Each of you wants to move into, through and out of pregnancy and the birth of their baby and into being a mother and father as skilled adults. Most of us don’t.

We come into pregnancy feeling skilled at some level. Then the woman falls pregnant and everything changes. Suddenly another person enters the relationship which neither of you can control. Humans fear losing control.

Fathers who developed Birthing Better skills in the US in the early 1970s came up with the skills now available on the Udemy.com platform as Fathers-to-be and Mothers-to-be Pregnancy Academies … a course for each of the 5 phases of pregnancy. 

There are 10 skills to develop in pregnancy:

  • Kindness
  • Patience
  • Awareness
  • Attention to detail
  • Being able to see what needs to be done
  • Growing a second set of arms
  • Growing two more sets of eyes
  • Humor
  • Delight
  • Clarity

Then at 24 weeks start learning and using the skills to prepare the pregnant woman’s body for birth.

At 32 weeks learn skills to prepare the birth canal.

From 24 weeks onwards also learn the birth and birth-coaching skills so the woman can skillfully work through the activity of birthing her baby.