Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord – Warwick University study on dads’ childbirth experiences

22 May 2012

‘Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord’ is a research project examining the ways in which men have been involved in childbirth over the last half century.

Led by Dr Laura King at the University of Warwick Centre for the History of Medicine, the project aims to uncover why there has been such a dramatic change in fathers’ involvement in childbirth; to consider what implications this has had for fathers, mothers and babies, and the relationships between them; and to explore the ways in which hospital policy and social attitudes have influenced people’s behaviour. Find out more here.

Part of the project is an online ‘memory bank’ of dads’ and mums’ childbirth recollections. You can read the memories here, and contribute your own memory here.

The project also includes a number of public events, including creative writing workshops for dads. Find out more here.


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