Everything changes when you become a parent for the first time. Information is easily obtained for the mother-to-be, but for the dad-to-be it is a little more challenging. Most books contain little or no information for dads-to-be and this can lead to frustration, confusion and fear. In the past dads were pushed to the sidelines but thankfully this is changing. Recently research revealed how much an important role Dads' play in parenting children. On this page you'll find lots of resources aimed specifically for Dads.
Beer and Bubs is a one-night workshop at the pub where dads can learn how to support their partner through the birth of their baby. See website for venues and dates.
The Fatherhood Project is a not for profit, independent organisation, dedicated to valuing the experience of fatherhood and building positive community, through enriching the lives of children, fathers and their families.
Dad Squad is a place for Dads to chill out with other Dads. Once we have built up a good number of members we hope to start meeting up in 'real life' and maybe even have a beer or a ginger ale or two as a group!
Mensline Australia Supporting men and their families. Service for men dealing with family and relationship difficulties
Fatherhood stories and articles
Circumcision-Challenging the Jewish Tradition Mark Morris writes about how he come to a decision not to circumcise his son as per the Jewish tradition. Mark writes "I had always thought that if I had a son I would not circumcise him. I felt the need to challenge this Jewish tradition. But when I found out we were going to have a baby boy, the sudden emotional desire to have him circumcised was immediate and very strong".
Information for Dads I uncovered some great brochures for Dad's published by Good Beginnings and have been kindly given permission to include the brochures on Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond's website. I hope you find them a valuable resource.
Childbirth, Our Choice Pregnancy Story: Darren recalls the pregnancy of his partner Peta up to 38 weeks of pregnancy. Peta planned her first baby to be a homebirth.