Hey, it’s Margo!
I’m inviting you to watch this workshop with Tate Haglund-Pagel, a superdad of 3 under 6 who also happens to be my awesome brother.
He has always been interested in my work, and never complains when I talk about placentas at his kid’s birthday parties. On one of the many occasions we’ve gotten to spend time together, Tate was (as usual) speaking passionately about birth and his role in it as a dad, and so we came up with the idea to put on a workshop for partners. The workshop was a hit, and now we’ve decided to offer it to you, too!
Tate has experienced the gamut of pregnancy and birth possibilities alongside his wicked smart partner (my sister-in-law) over the course of their baby having years and now he is going to impart the wisdom he has gained onto you, lucky!
Tate is arguably one of the coolest, most thoughtful dudes around and is especially great at cutting through the BS around the role of the partner during these often challenging months and years. He will translate our Indie Birth concepts in a way that speaks to the partners of the Indie Birth mamas out there. If you have been looking for straight talk about what to expect, and how to be the best partner you can be during this time, this is for you!
About the Class
In this workshop, Tate covers topics like:
- Why your participation and support before, during and after birth matters on many levels (it’s science!)
- Personal stories of the births of Tate’s children, ranging from am unplanned cesarean to a VBAC homebirth
- Homebirth safety (since Indie Birth gets asked this a lot from concerned partners!)
- Getting real about supporting your partner’s choices about place of birth and birth attendants.
- Understanding why your partner wants to have a physiological birth.
- The recent history of men being invited into the birth room and how to navigate that!
- Communicating with your partner about her needs and how best to support them ahead of time
- Why you should probably watch those birth videos!
- “You’re going to see some shit”…What to expect as far as sights, sounds, smells, patterns to know about ahead of time so they don’t freak you out in the moment
- How to help facilitate an undisturbed birth for your partner (hint: it involves NOT doing a lot of things)
- What women (might) need in labor
- Preparing for the postpartum time. Breastfeeding, sleeplessness, hormonal shifts, and eventually…sex!
Required donation: $30