Wonderful photos of dads meeting their baby’s for the first time
Great piece by an Australian dad about entering the female world of birth
Loads of great publicity around for this new book by midwife Mark Harris – I have not finished reading yet but already I can tell that it is definitely one I would recommend to expectant dads.
Information about a weekly dads group in Huntingdon – a couple of mums had asked me recently if there was anything around that was on a week day.
Final thing for Father’s Day – if you know an expectant dad with a baby due in the autumn please pass on the link about Mantenatal morning in September – great way for dads-to-be to meet others and think about pregnancy, birth and early parenting from their point of view
Another great article for Father’s Day – lots of interesting points so sad to hear of a dad being told his role for labour was to make sandwiches, fill the car with petrol and do as he was told – dads can do so much more to benefit them, their partners and their children we need to think about how we can support.
GENDER equality was recently put centre-stage by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, with a commitment to ensure that no woman faces a “glass ceiling” that limits their ambitions.
Ahead of Father’s Day tomorrow this is a fantastic and moving reflection on fatherhood by one dad
A cartoonist’s journey into first-time fatherhood
Source: Father’s Days
Thank you so much to Diary of a new dad for this blog review of his experience of coming along to the last Mantenatal workshop.
Really useful response from the Fatherhood Institute to the media storm about dads and childbirth today.
Further to the research linked to earlier this debate from Five Live this morning really interesting – I really agree with Mark Harris from Birthing For Blokes and Cathy Warwick from the RCM that preparation is key to this – supporting couples antenatally – this is very much my aim too.
I cam across this when preparing for a Water Birth Workshop later in the week – shows how wonderfully dads can support their partners in labour and the clear emotional connection between them.
Interesting article from the papers today – but I think we need to be careful to jump to conclusions this study was not done with women who were in labour and it is not clear if their partners were actually trying to give them support or were just in the room
Really interesting piece about some new research on dads experience of home birth as the author says “the paper makes it very clear just what can be gained by dads when they are able to engage in the journey of birth-giving with their partner”
Sad to hear this bloggers reflections on being ignored by health professionals
Really useful frequently asked questions about dads interacting with their newborn babies.