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Dad's Groups?

We mamas know we have a great thing going here with urbanMamas.  While we aren't an exclusive all-mama community, we are admittedly biased toward all things mama.  (Shout-outs go to our most regular urbanPapa participant, Tony at Milagros!).  How does an urbanPapa find his support and community?  Anyone know of ongoing groups or websites?  Kate asks:

I have posted a couple times on the site and find it to be a really wonderful tool.  I am in my second trimester of pregnancy and it has now started to feel real.  My husband is excited and nervous and would love to find a dad's group to meet with soon-to-be dad's to talk about his upcoming role.  He is coming up empty on the web, as am I.  Any suggestions about where he might look for support?

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www.outdoordads.org

oh, sorry, just re-read your post requesting a group for dads-to-be...outdoordads.org would be a fun option after your little one arrives and your hubby wants to get out & about with the babe!

Although I am not aware of any prospective-dad groups as such, my husband and I had a really positive experience at Birthing From Within birth preparation classes. (These are offered by a handful of different people in the Portland area.) BFW is less about the mechanics of childbirth than it is about the psychological impact of becoming a parent, and fully engages both mamas and their partners. I think there were four or five other couples in our group. The sessions all included visualization and art-therapy type activities, provoking insightful discussions in the group and also on the drive home. Even though my husband is so NOT the artsy new age guy, he loved the class and got a lot out of interacting with the other dads-to-be.

I was in a cafe recently and I noticed 3 dads each with kids under 1 all hanging out and talking about their kids and all the cute/funny/maddening things they do. I think it would be great to see more dads do this--hang out over coffee (could be beer, too)--like the mamas. I bet your dad-to-be could get some already-dasd friends together to share war stories. I'm all for making you own group! You can aldo check meetup.com for groups or start your own.

I don't know of any New dad's groups but think it is great idea. I think it would be a good outlet for my husband. We are new to Portland have no friends with kids. It would help my husband to hear what other dad's are experiencing.

Hi - It looks like I'm a little late to provide info for the original writer, but perhaps other soon-to-be dads will find the links useful.

(1) There are a huge number of daddy groups from new dad groups to stay at home dad groups (and training gifts/resources) on Dr.MOZ's dad group page:
http://www.drmoz.com/dadgroups.html

(2) Online dad groups like DadSquad:
http://www.dadsquad.com

(3) and training groups around the US like:
http://www.bootcampfornewdads.org

My husband is a SAHD and we live in close-in SE. I haven't seen any actual SAHD groups in the area. The online resources are very limited.

My husband is a SAHD and we live in close-in SE. I haven't seen any actual SAHD groups in the area. The online resources are very limited.

My husband is a SAHD and we live in close-in SE. I haven't seen any actual SAHD groups in the area. The online resources are very limited.

My husband is a SAHD and we live in close-in SE. I haven't seen any actual SAHD groups in the area. The online resources are very limited.

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