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
15 May 2012 | Leave a comment
David Simons, an IT consultant from Kew in south-west London, attended a Fatherhood Institute ‘Hit the Ground Crawling’ course in February 2012. 
Policy » Maternity
Blog » Maternity
26 March 2012 | One comment
We continue to campaign for legislation to bring in joint birth registration, to be enacted – after it emerged last week that Sarah Teather, Minister for Children and Families, may be blocking this. 
Blog » Maternity
3 March 2012 | 4 comments
Earlier this month in North Wales, a mother died just after giving birth. She was not married to the father, though he was declared in the maternity records as the father. 
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. 
Practice » Maternity
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.