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!’