Do have a look at this lovely water birth photos and vote for your favourite
Interesting blog about birth plans from the dads perspective
Slightly tongue in cheek article about how becoming a dad for the first time might change Simon Cowell
Interesting piece about changes to Parental Leave – comments at the bottom also well worth a read.
Results of a new survey suggest that as many fathers as mothers wish they had not returned to work after having a baby
This really short film really shows the power of skin to skin contact with mum straight after birth – lovely
Interesting piece picking up on recent media interest on fathers who choose not to be at the birth of their babies.
Really interesting blog about the calming influence dads can have for mums in labour.
Beautiful photo of a dad and his baby – and lovely explanation from the photographer.
This contains some useful tips for improving sleep in pregnancy – as it says breathing techniques learnt in classes can really help, I would add to this relaxation techniques both of which are covered in Relax & Breathe classes.
Great blog on the ways becoming a dad has changed the writer
Interesting article on how dads can get the things they need from midwives when their partners are in labour.
Really interesting article giving one dad’s perspective on breastfeeding – fortunately in the UK the law does support a mums right to breastfeed. Thanks BabyNatal for sharing this on Twitter
This is a new website by Which and BirthChoice supported by the Royal College of Midwives and seems to have some really useful information and comparisons for parents looking at birthing options.
Great blog of one dads top tips that he would pass on to new dads from what he has learnt over 15 years of parenting his six kids.
Interesting article reflecting on becoming a grandparent, but I particularly like Alan Titchmarsh’s reflections on becoming a dad for the first time –
“When our first daughter was born, there was that all too familiar feeling of complete ignorance and ineptitude. However many books you read, however many birthing or “parenting” manuals you devour, nothing prepares you for reality. It has to be experienced. But you will manage, God willing, relying on intuition, instinct and common sense as much as any instruction book written by an “expert”.”
Really interesting article from a dad about how he learnt about empathy from his children and how it helps him as a parent and in his relationship with his partner.
There are some really lovely photos here of mums in labour and just after their babies are born – why not have a look and vote for your favourite?
There are some really lovely photos here of dads and mums in labour and just after the birth of their babies – why not have a look and vote of your favourite?
Not quite sure what to make of these photos – maybe they just add to the idea that all dads are a bit hopeless!?