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.

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5 October 2011 | 3 comments
Jeremy Davies writes: In 2011, so many years after our traditional attitudes towards childbirth and childcare being a ‘women-only’ preserve began to shift, it’s easy to kid ourselves that we’ve changed all we need to change. 
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17 May 2011 | 2 comments
An organisation in the Highlands of Scotland is pioneering mental health support for expectant and new dads. Highland Antenatal and Postnatal Illness Support has published a leaflet for fathers, which could act as a model for other organisations to use when developing similar support materials. 
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6 May 2011 | 2 comments
Specialist publisher Kid Premiership has produced a book which explains to fathers why their role is so important for the successful development and positive well-being of their children. 
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10 February 2011 | Leave a comment
Rob Williams writes: We were busy last week fielding media calls following the announcement from Boots that they would be offereing paternity tests over the counter.  
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9 February 2011 | Leave a comment
Rob Williams writes: In March the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will publish a green paper on paternal leave.  
3 February 2011 | 49 comments
The new arrangements will become law as from 3 April 2011 and will apply to any baby due on or adopted on or after that date*.