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.

Blog » Maternity
18 November 2014
Jeremy Davies writes: Two years ago the Fatherhood Institute published a global research review which identified and explored the evidence on parenting and other programmes’ promotion of father-involvement in the first eight years of children’s lives. 
Practice » Maternity
16 November 2014
Our 2012 review, Fatherhood: Parenting Programmes and Policy – A Critical Review of Best Practice, examined evidence from across the world about parenting and other programmes’ focus on father-involvement as a means to impact on family violence, child abuse, children’s health or learning. 
FI research » Maternity
7 November 2014
High quality (sensitive/supportive) and substantial father involvement from the month following birth is connected with a range of positive outcomes in babies and toddlers, including higher IQs at 12 months and 3 years. 
FI research » Maternity
7 November 2014
Attachment security is associated with superior functioning in young children – and young children with secure attachments to both parents do better than children who are securely attached to only one parent. 
FI research » Maternity
7 November 2014
Babies do better when planned by both parents Husbands who understand the risk of pregnancy complications will support their wife’s use of appropriate services Mother-to-child transmission of HIV can be prevented when mothers stick to their medication supported by their husbands or partners. 
FI research » Maternity
7 November 2014
Men who understand the risk of pregnancy complications will support their partner’s use of appropriate services. Mothers who have a calm and supportive birth partner have better labours.