Ahead of Father’s Day some lovely ideas here about dads bonding with their babies
Birth story from the dads point of view.
Really powerful blog from a dad about how he feels he was treated by health professionals – this is really sad, I was in a class with some expectant dads this week and we were talking about dads being part of the team – all they want is to be acknowledged as that.
Really useful summary of the research around fathers and birth
Really thought provoking blog about dads involvement
Really nice blog from one dad reflecting on when he found out he was going to become a dad.
Lovely story about an obstetrician knitting hats for babies, reminds of the fact that in Peru new dads knit hats for their babies.
Had a great morning leading a Mantenatal workshop in Cambridge this morning, there is still time to book on the session on 31st May – please do pass onto to any dads you know expecting babies in June or July thanks
This is the new website of a friend and colleague Meriel De Vekey, has link to Mantenatal and lots of other things that may well be of interest to expectant mums and dads particularly those in the Royston or Cambridge areas.
Lovely piece on skin-to-skin for dads
I know lots of people have been sharing this but it is a lovely reflection on being an expectant and new dad
Really lovely blog from my friend and colleague Meriel about subsequent pregnancies. Relax & Breathe courses can be another great way to find sometime for yourself and to prepare for birth this time around when you have child(ren) already – all mums-to-be are welcome.
Great news two more Mantenatal workshops are now available to book – these will be on Saturday 31st may and Saturday 26th July – great chance for dads-to-be to explore pregnancy, birth and early parenting from their point of view. More details at www.mantenatal.com or find Mantenatal on Facebook and Twitter. Dads-to-be can book via the link below, there is still time to book for the workshop on 5th April.
Really nice summary of the role hormones play in labour, this is one of the things Relax & Breathe classes are all about
Dad’s perspective on changes to couple relationship after having a baby.
There are some spaces available for a Mantenatal workshop on Saturday 5th April in Cambridge – this is three hours dedicated to looking at pregnancy, birth and early parenting from the dads point of view – please do pass on to any expectant dads you know (whether it is their first baby or not) – details on the websitewww.mantenatal.com also twitter @mantenatal and Facebook Mantenatal, dads can book via http://www.nct.org.uk/course/18888549
Follow up from blog I previously posted Ideas4Dads reflects on his experience of an unexpected home birth of his third daughter. I would say this kind of experience would be very unusual with a first baby.
Really interesting piece reflecting on One Born Every Minute – in Relax & Breathe classes I always cover practical tips and techniques for the pushing part of labour.
Lovely article about the importance of thinking about your own needs as a new mum
This half hour podcast is really worth a listen – a number of leading commentators on childbirth talking about the role of dads. For me particularly interested to hear Michel Odent suggesting the need to move away from talking about ‘supporting’ women to discuss ‘protecting’ them – I personally think we could explore this with dads antenatally and help to ensure stress levels are kept to a minimum – let me know what you think.