Returning User? Login Here | Bookmark this site | Contests | Sitemap
dad dads
Toilet training
How to
Baby names
Pregnancy Calculator
Mother's Day
Tell a Friend
Subscribe via RSS
Enter your email

   RSS Feed
 XML Sitemap
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to Google









Call for better parenting advice for new fathers

Be the first to rate this article:

Alex Bellamy   Print
Subscribe to Newsletters

Some dads feel unprepared for fatherhood because they are excluded from some of the services available to expectant mothers, according to new research.

The study, published in the BioMed Central journal of Pregnancy and Childbirth revealed that although men feel very involved with their partners' pregnancy, they often only have health professionals and colleagues to turn to for advice.

Women, by contrast, generally felt well supported by female relatives and pre and post-natal groups.

The report also revealed that fathers-to-be saw the educational literature provided as primarily aimed at the mother.

What the parents surveyed had in common was that they would all like more information about the changes in their relationship with their partners, which they had previously been aware of.

"This study has indicated the need for an improvement in parents' preparation for parenthood, the importance of including fathers in antenatal education and that inadequate preparation remains a concern to both women and their partners," the report's authors concluded.

According to the Fatherhood Institute, many men find general antenatal classes unsatisfactory, but programs specifically aimed at fathers have been proved to be highly successful.
Subscribe to the pregnancy newsletter or 4-8 year olds newsletter.
Login with Facebook
Post a Comment
First Name:  
Email Address:
Total Words:
(400 words*)

Enter the characters you see in the image. They are case sensitive.

Article List
Spanking vs. not spanking: How do you handle discipline?
Cover the birds and the bees with ease
Adolescent masturbation: How to cope with it as a father
So You Caught Your Child Watching Porn
3 ways to bring you closer together with your son
3 ways to connect with your daughter like you do with your son
3 things dads should do everyday to get closer to their teenagers
Teen suicide: The red flags to keep an eye on
New social media apps that you need to understand
What to do when you catch your child on Facebook
What to do if your kid is a bully
Help your teens work through their anger
Build a relationship with your stepchildren

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 NEXT
Tell a Friend
Subscribe to Newsletters
Forum Topics

Posts: 0  Views: 6

Posts: 0  Views: 4

Posts: 0  Views: 2

Test, just a test
Posts: 0  Views: 3

Posts: 0  Views: 4

Most Popular Articles
When is a child ready to be potty-trained?
Nine reasons to delay toilet training
21 Potty Training Tips
How to potty train your child in one day
Top tips to prepare your child for toilet training (even though it may be months away)
Eight Tips on Buying a Potty Chair
The NAKED CHILD APPROACH to toilet training
See more articles...