Brand New Father Podcast

083 Interview with Maria Brooks from Lamaze International

July 29, 2016

Maria is a mom, a Certified Registered Nurse on a busy Labor & Delivery floor as well as a Free-Standing Birth Center, and a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and a President of Lamaze International.

Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. Their goal is to provide expectant parents with the support and information needed to have the best pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.

In today’s chat with Maria, we’re getting into:

  • Lamaze’s 6 core principles for preparing for childbirth.
  • Dads’ roles in early childhood.
  • Importance of self-care for both parents.
  • Why a lot of dads feel insecure around their newborns and how moms can help them.
  • How to manage the changing dynamics in close relationship with new mom.
  • Tips on how to deal with conflicts (they will come up, trust me).
  • Taking care of new mom.

Tune in to today’s episode!

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