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Me, You and Baby Too

Train as a Facilitator to deliver the Me, You and Baby Too (MYBT) programme

Description

What is it?

Having a baby is one of the biggest changes a couple can go through. This psycho-educative programme is designed to help new parents understand the changes they may experience in the transition to parenthood and feel better prepared to cope with the pressures and challenges a baby can bring. 

Who is it for?

This course is useful for midwives, health visitors, maternity support workers, and anyone working with new or expectant parents in the perinatal period.

What are the benefits?

The training enhances practitioners’ skills to help couples prepare for the challenges of parenting as early as possible. It covers important topics such as changing roles and expectations, communication, managing conflict, and intimacy during pregnancy and parenthood.

Resolving or preventing conflict between parents can have a positive impact on children’s mental health and wellbeing, developmental outcomes, and educational achievements later on.

The evidence

An evaluation of the resource (OnePlusOne, 2020) concluded that parents who used the Me, You and Baby Too programme showed positive improvements in communication and reduced parental conflict. They also avoided the decline in relationship satisfaction that would normally be expected immediately after the birth of a baby.

After using Me, You and Baby Too:

  • Over half of parents changed their behaviour as a result of what they had learned.
  • 95% of parents understood the common causes of arguments in a relationship.
  • 95% of parents understood how the relationship with their partner may affect their baby.

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