Founder Dean Beaumont
I’m Dean Beaumont the first professional male Antenatal Educator in the UK and founder of DaddyNatal. I have two children Oren 3 yrs and Willow 2 yrs. I am approved and registered with the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT) as a teacher and I am also a fully accredited trainer with FEDANT.
DaddyNatal is not my job its my passion. A passion that was born out of my experiences from the birth of my son Oren and built on by the birth of Willow.I thought I was well informed as an expectant father having attended antenatal classes and done mountains of reading and research. Unfortunately I was mistaken, which resulted in the memories of the birth of my son being tainted with feelings of guilt. Guilt both in respects of having let Steph down but also guilt at realising I wasn’t really prepared for the birth of my son at all.
Reflecting back on his birth made me realise how little information there had been to prepare me for this journey. Then doing further research I came to realise that in fact there really wasnt any resources or support specifically to prepare expectant fathers.
My vision is to create inclusive services which empower men to be able access the learning and support they need to become great birth coaches, great dads and supportive partners. I now pioneers a range of services, products and support targeted for men and empowers them to become the parents which they want to be.
I trained for the Diploma of Childbirth Education (Dip CBEd) through Childbirth International.
FEDANT Registration Number: 12072
Neil brings DaddyNatal classes to dads in Kent and London.
Neil went through DaddyNatal classes first hand to prepare for the arrival of his daughter, and felt that it made such a difference to their birth experience, that he leapt at the chance to train to take classes to even more dads.
‘I’m looking forward to helping other dads feel confident in supporting their partners through pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. DaddyNatal is a fantastic programme and I’m excited to be involved so that we can reach as many dads as possible!’
My name is Laurie, I have been married now for 17 years and have 5 fantastic children.
Having our fourth child was to say the least the most amazing experience of my life. Hannah was to prove to be the biggest surprise to both of us when she was born, as she had decided not want to wait until the midwife came. Delivering my own child waiting for the midwife and paramedics was full of trepidation and fear but when it came down to it I had no choice but to get on with it. Hannah was born after only three full contractions and literally landed in my hands minutes before the ambulance arrived. To all parties she was a shock but I can now look back with a great big smile.
Being present at all five labours, I felt that I had been the best birthing partner I possibly could be, until I attended the DaddyNatal course. The course opened my eyes to all that a father can potentially be and really should be – an informed and supportive birthing partner for his wife/partner. DaddyNatal gives fathers the knowledge to support and advocate for their partners, to make the whole birthing experience as calm and empowering as they can.
Paul Yardley is a dad of four, and the DaddyNatal teacher for the Bedford / Hertfordshire area.
Paul says “I am excited to become part of such a fantastic concept and help expectant Dad’s get the support they want and need.”
Guy is a dad of three, and DaddyNatal teacher for the Ipswich area.