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
5 December 2011 | Leave a comment
In 2007, important Department of Health guidance Maternity Matters set out clearly that midwives and other health professionals should engage with both parents as routine in maternity care, and make sure that both are well informed. 
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Blog » Maternity
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. 
Practice » Maternity
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. 
Practice » Maternity
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. 
Blog » Maternity
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.  
Blog » Maternity
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.