Maternity Maternity

Information for midwives, paediatricians, obstetricians and other professionals working in the maternity services: helping expectant fathers to support their pregnant partners, and supporting new fathers in the transition to parenthood.

FI research » Maternity
18 August 2020
NHS maternity units have been restricting men’s access both pre- and post-natally since the start of lockdown, but restrictions have varied geographically, and their impact is unknown. 
Practice » Maternity
Blog » Maternity
15 June 2020
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop. 
Policy » Maternity
Blog » Maternity
18 May 2020
We have been invited by the House of Commons Petitions Committee, to feed into its exploration of whether or not to extend maternity leave for 3 months in response to the Covid-19 lockdown[1]. 
Blog » Maternity
5 December 2018
Adrienne Burgess writes: NHS ENGLAND announced via a press release (2 December 2018) that when an expectant/new mother’s mental health has been identified as poor, a mental health assessment and relevant referrals are to be offered to her partner.  
FI research » Maternity
10 September 2018
Messages from Research – updated August 2010 1. The father’s role in mothers’ depression The evidence that impaired postnatal maternal mental health has adverse effects on the infant socially, emotionally, behaviourally and cognitively is extensive (e.g. 
FI research » Maternity
Blog » Maternity
12 June 2018
Jeremy Davies writes (this blog first appeared on Huffington Post UK): OK, we get it. Maternity services: the clue’s in the name.