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What Men Need in Labor—Isn't It Time We Cared?

Presented by Amy L. Gilliland, PhD, BDT (DONA)

Men are in the midst of redefining fatherhood. Yet, what hasn’t changed is the cultural assumptions of perinatal professionals toward the involvement of men in pregnancy and childbirth.

Taking a biopsychosocial approach to understanding male behavior and their needs during labor, Dr. Gilliland utilizes gender theory, highly regarded studies, and her own original research to increase the effectiveness of perinatal professionals.

In this one-hour webinar you will:

  • Understand the transformation of paternal roles during childbirth from 1960 - 2010
  • Compare birth experiences of men as presented
  • Compare female and male communication styles that influence prenatal, postpartum, and labor interactions
  • Illustrate the unique role of the childbirth professionals to enhance natural stress coping responses of men
  • Learn how to help couples improve intimacy and satisfaction during and after the birth experience
Debbie Young

PLEASE NOTE: This webinar will fill up fast and will accommodate only the first 500 attendees! Be sure to log in on time the day of the webinar (please check for the correct time for your time zone). If you cannot log in, the recorded presentation will be available for viewing later that day

Meet Your Presenters
Debbie Young

Amy L. Gilliland

Amy L. Gilliland, Ph,D., BDT(DONA) is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator, a psychology faculty member at Madison College, and is a DONA International birth doula trainer. She has a certificate in Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and conducted workshops on attachment and infant mental health for UW Extension. Dr. Gilliland has conducted research on men and labor support and worked with hundreds of families during the perinatal period.

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