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.

Practice » Maternity
21 June 2005
Why a course for men only? In order to develop the support the Mothers’ Union can offer to fathers, we would like to encourage more men to access the MU Parenting Programme training course for parenting group facilitators. 
Practice » Maternity
17 June 2005
Dad – do you have a disabled child? Get the information and advice you need from the CONTACT A FAMILY helpline – helpline staff are especially trained to understand the issues from a dad’s perspective Freephone 0808 808 3555 or email dads@cafamily.org.uk Information and advice – both general and ESPECIALLY FOR FATHERS online at www.cafamily.org.uk  
External research » Maternity
17 June 2005
Inside the Portrait of a Family: the importance of fatherhood by Barry Carpenter Chief Executive, Sunfield Clent, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 9PB, UK Summary The perception and role of fatherhood appeared to change dramatically during the last century, from father as Victorian patriarch to one who acknowledged the need to ‘get in touch with his feminine side’. 
External research » Maternity
4 June 2005
Excerpt from Sebastian Kraemer (2005) Narratives of Fathers and Sons: ‘there is no such thing as a father’ in (Eds) Arlene Vetere and Emilia Dowling, Narrative Therapies with children and their Families: A Practitioners Guide to Concepts and Approaches. 
Practice » Maternity
26 April 2005
This presentation was given by Duncan Fisher, CEO of Fathers Direct, at the Daycare Trust conference on Children’s Centres, 20 April 2005, in London I am going to talk about involving fathers in Children’s Centres.  I am not, however, going to start by looking at the needs of fathers.  I want to start with children.  The title of my presentation is “Parents at the Centre”.  I want to subvert this right at the start – and start with the subject of “children at the centre” – at the centre of our concerns. 
External research » Maternity
25 April 2005
Maternity staff need training if they are to include young dads A report from Bristol University has found that young fathers who really want to be involved in the process of pregnancy and birth and play a part in their children’s lives are being frozen out by health visitors and maternity staff.