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If there was a gold standard for being a Dad, it’s sure to look like Mitch Papas, who joins us today to talk about how to be a supportive partner during pregnancy and beyond.
In this episode, Mitch shares the journey he and his wife, Georgia, went on as they planned to conceive and the importance of being curious, doing research and supporting your partner as much as you can.
We talk about tracking cycles, learning about your partner’s medical history, and thinking ahead so you can speak to your employer about taking time off work. Mitch shares his practical advice for how Dads can be the best possible support to their partners and we also talk about the importance of celebrating men who are doing so.
We’ll be releasing Part 2 to this episode on how to be a great partner in childbirth, which will be exclusively available only for members in the Grow My Baby program. Join up to check it out.
[2:30]: You don’t need to know everything but it’s important that you’re curious and support your partner as much as you can
[3:35]: The important things to research when planning to have a baby including tracking the mother’s cycle, learning about contraception history and medical history
[6:00]: How Mitch decided to go off hair loss medication to ensure there would be no hormonal issues affecting his fertility
[7:30]: Mitch spoke to his employer about needing to be at home while Georgia was ovulating, the moment Mitch found out that she was pregnant and how long it took them to conceive
[11:15]: The journey with morning sickness and how Georgia was really sick up to half way through her pregnancy
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[15:25]: How Mitch made the decision to join Georgia for every antenatal appointment and Mitch’s advice to engage early with your employer to accommodate leave
[17:20]: The benefits of flexible work and how Mitch and Georgia used this in the first year
[19:15]: Think outside the box and speak to your employer about taking time off.
Take advantage of the government paid leave.
[21:15]: Mitch’s advice for things dads can do to ease the load when the baby arrives.
[24:00]: How Mitch grew up in a stereotypical male environment, the other dads in his life and how he tries to lead by example
[26:00]: The importance of celebrating when men are prioritising being their for their children
Mitch’s Instagram: @mitch.papas
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We work and live on Wadawarrung land. We acknowledge the Elders, past present and emerging. We also acknowledge the rich birthing history of aboriginal women and the connection to country that this has been and always will be.
We have 13+ years of running a busy obstetric practice, helping more than 3000 babies to enter this big beautiful world. We live and breathe babies and we are here to help you become MAMA.