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.

Policy » Maternity
1 April 2005
The UK has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Western Europe, children born to teen mums are among the most vulnerable of all children – and in African Caribbean cultures, early pregnancy is still very common. 
External research » Maternity
1 April 2005
The key to young men making a successful transition to fatherhood is the health of their relationship with their partner, finds a Bristol University study. 
External research » Maternity
27 March 2005
New dads often feel ill-informed and unsupported by health professionals, despite wanting to be involved, according to Britain’s largest-ever survey of new fathers. 
Practice » Maternity
15 March 2005
Here’s the bad news: the government has (so far) declined to legislate to give fathers-to-be the right to attend ante-natal appointments. 
Policy » Maternity
20 September 2004
Fathers Direct, the national information centre on fatherhood, today welcomed Patricia Hewitt’s announcement that she would support an extension of state-funded leave entitlements for mothers and fathers after the General Election. 
Policy » Maternity
12 May 2004
Fathers Direct, the national information centre on fatherhood, today welcomed proposals to introduce a new public sector duty to promote gender equality.