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”