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Partners Matter

Often Partners and Fathers feel “in the way”, pressured, anxious, unprepared, ignored, and that’s after they’ve attended childbirth classes!

Take a closer look and see how they form a CRITICAL element in the 1001 days. 

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Online Parenting Classes focus on the Partners and Fathers

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Placing the Father as a central pillar empowers the whole journey....

This course will enable you to guide Partners’ through the process of birth, developing their confidence and understanding and identifying the impact birth has on them. 

Looking at integrating relationship enhancement you will be able enhance both Parents’ mental health needs.

Our Approach

Step 1

Work your way through our online, interactive, and active learning environment. Complete the modules at your own pace, in your own time. At the end of these modules you will be qualified! Ideal for those students with experience who just need a "rubber stamp".

Step 2

Live tutorials with the tutors will help you understand the content the modules and then apply it. Using scenarios, case studies and discussions you will take your knowledge to the next level!

Step 3

Our workshops are designed to help you practice your teaching and communication skills. Workshops are optional for this course. Details are sent out towards the end of your training inviting you to consider attending.

What to Expect on This Online Parenting Classes

This 10 hour course goes deep into the role of the Partner, how they can enhance and protect the birth process, including the emotional and mental resilience of the Mother or Birthing Parent, and the physical and mental changes they personally face.

  • Develop your understanding in the various roles that partners fulfil and how this can affect them.
  • Understand the difference and importance between active and passive support that the Partner can give through pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.
  • Learn how to reinforce the importance of mental health for Partners’, why and how this is absolutely vital for them, and how they can directly and positively impact on their relationship to enhance and protect this on their journey. 
  • See how to integrate this into your classes – empowering the partners!


This course is included in it’s entirety within the Extended or Advanced Diploma courses and includes live tutorials.


Take a look around and see just how much of birth related information is “feminine focused”.  Discover, how exclusion in maternity care affects informed choice and how this censorship impacts on the birthing parents’ mental health. See how to open up choices and enhance outcomes for the family unit.


Fathers and Partners play a vital role in supporting their Partners mental wellbeing.  Learn the Why, and How, and see how to integrate this into your classes for maximum impact.


Cis Males undergo several physical and mental challenges through pregnancy and early parenthood.  Discover what they are and how to support your Father through this period. 

*We approach this module purely from a cis male gendered perspective, this is because there is no current research for parents who identify differently. However, there are considerations that can be applied to other parents, and this is discussed during the units.


Michele Odent famously said “Fathers should be kept out of the birthing room” – Why? Is this “true”? 

Going deeper than just hormones we look at why this impacts on both the birth outcomes and the birth experience for both Parents and why this can lead to severe mental health problems in the Fathers and their Partners. 


Taking a look into the postnatal period, we examine the roles of each Parent, and how it affect on the other. Why Fathers and Partners often feel relegated to 2nd place and what can be done about this. Looking at the experiences of cis, non gendered couples and same sex couples. 

Course Details


10 Hours


Single Payment of £125


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