Come On Dads…Use Your BRAIN!

When it comes to the arrival of your child, prioritising the safety and well-being of both mother and baby is paramount. That’s why at MANtenatal, we emphasise the importance of using your BRAIN! We’re not joking – it’s a crucial strategy!

The BRAIN acronym, is often used in the context of childbirth and decision-making during labour, stands for:

B – Be present

Embrace the journey of fatherhood by being actively involved and present throughout the pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Your support and presence can greatly impact your partner’s experience and the bond with your child.

R – Responsibility

Recognise the responsibility that comes with fatherhood. Take an active role in preparing for the arrival of your child, whether it’s attending prenatal appointments, learning about childbirth, or creating a safe and nurturing environment at home.

A – Adaptability

Parenthood is full of surprises and challenges. Stay flexible and adaptable as you navigate the ups and downs of raising a child. Be open to learning and growing alongside your partner and baby.

I – Intuition

Trust your instincts as a father. You know your child and partner better than anyone else. Listen to your intuition when making decisions about parenting, from choosing the right childcare provider to responding to your baby’s needs.

N – Nurture

Embrace your role as a nurturer and caregiver. Show love, affection, and support to your partner and child in both big and small ways. Get involved in feeding, changing nappies, and soothing your baby to strengthen your bond and share in the joys of parenthood.

Just as using BRAIN can empower dads-to-be to make informed decisions during childbirth, applying these principles can help dads-to-be navigate the exciting and sometimes overwhelming journey of fatherhood with confidence and clarity. 

If you would like to learn more about how you can become the best dad you can be, check out our online and on demand courses available here at