Understanding Fatherhood eClass

Preparing to Become a Father

This interactive online fatherhood class provides important information to expectant and new dads. Covering pregnancy, birth and babies from a father’s perspective, this class addresses the topics that are most important to new dads.

Topics covered:

  • The importance of being present in your child’s life
  • How to be involved from the start: How to be helpful during pregnancy, getting baby gear essentials, childcare research
  • How to be a supportive partner during labor and what to expect: birth preferences, packing for the hospital, labor and birth basics, reality vs movies/TV, making the most of the postpartum hospital stay
  • Baby care at home: breastfeeding basics and how to be supportive, creating a safe sleep environment, why babies cry and soothing techniques, bonding
  • Emotions & your relationship: self-care, relationship with your partner after baby, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and paternal postpartum depression
  • Parenting tips: parenting truths, understanding developmental milestones, positive discipline, joys of fatherhood

Allow 3 hours to complete.


System Requirements

The minimum recommended screen resolution is 1024 x 768. High-speed Internet is required for viewing videos. For audio playback, you will need speakers or headphones connected to your computer. For best functioning of this site, please turn off any popup blockers installed on your computer. Also, in order to watch videos and download PDFs, you must have Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader installed on your computer.

This site is optimized for the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 and up
  • Firefox 3.0 and up (On Windows and Mac OS)
  • Safari 5 and up (On Windows and Mac OS)
  • Chrome 6 and up (On Windows and Mac OS)

Payment and Refund Policy

All registrants must pay by credit card at the time of registration. We cannot accept cash or check payments. We cannot offer employee discounts for this online program.

Once you have activated (logged into) the program we can no longer issue a refund.

If you need additional information please call 314.996.5751