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Support for New Dads

As a new dad, you play an important role in ensuring the well-being of both the new mom and the new baby. Serving as the chief provider of physical and emotional support throughout your partner’s labor and delivery can be as stressful for you as the pregnancy, labor and delivery stages are for the new mom. 

Akron Area Programs & Class for New Fathers

Whether you are a first-time dad or you’ve been through the process before, Summa Health System offers educational programs as well as support groups to assist with effective birth coaching, childcare classes, infant and child CPR/first aid.

Click to see a schedule and register online.

And, as a primary point of contact in the new mom’s support network, you may see the new mom experiencing signs of Postpartum Depression (PPD).  If you are noticing the new mom is experiencing any of the signs of PPD as referenced here, call (800) 237-8662 to schedule an appointment with a Summa behavioral health specialist.