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
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. 
External research » Maternity
Practice » Maternity
14 October 2014
An evaluation of father-inclusiveness training for health visitors and community practitioners has found significant improvements in knowledge and attitudes, and changes in practice, among course participants. 
13 October 2014
Shared Parental Leave is a new right that will give eligible dads and mums (see below for more details on eligibility) more choice over how to share the earning and caring after their child is born (or placed with them through adoption). 
Practice » Maternity
13 October 2014
Our Dads’ FAQs feature information and guidance on a range of subjects, and are intended to help fathers who want to play an active role in their children’s lives.