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
25 April 2005
Available for download here is a presentation by Rose McCarthy, Ante-natal teacher assessor, National Childbirth Trust, called  "Supporting fathers to support health of mother and baby". 
Practice » Maternity
25 April 2005
Available for download here is a presentation by Penny Mansfield, Director, and Clare Negreira, Training and Resources Manager, One Plus Onea, called  "One plus One’s approach to supporting mothers and fathers in the founding phase of family life". 
Policy » Maternity
25 April 2005
Available for download here is a presentation by Duncan Fisher, CEO of Fathers Direct, called  "Why engage with fathers? 
Practice » Maternity
25 April 2005
Available for download here is a presentation by by Terry Melvin, Manager of Mensline Australia, called “Addressing domestic violence issues in a telephone service for men – early intervention and supporting change”. 
Policy » Maternity
13 April 2005
Fathers Direct has analysed the new National Service Framework for Children, which defines core standards for health and social services in England.  The analysis focuses on standards relating to ante-natal and post-natal care.  The NSF states: “The National Service Framework supports a cultural shift in all service provision, to include fathers in all aspects of a child’s well-being.”  It refers to this website as the source of further information regarding this cultural change. 
Policy » Maternity
2 April 2005
The Maternity Alliance is working to develop policy around the births of babies to take account of fathers’ roles.