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!?
This is a link to the Winter issue of Jolly Tots magazine – this time I have written an article on the use of complementary therapies when pregnant – you can find it on p13
Interesting blog about how the birth stories of dads and mums can differ.
Interesting article about a new study about what helps couples keep love alive “parenthood shapes relationship quality more than any other factor” also that mothers are happiest group, why not fathers I wonder?
Interesting blog from a dad about how friendships change when you have children.