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Information for Dads

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I personally find that information for expectant and new dads is very hard to come by. In my research looking for helpful information for fathers I came across Good Beginnings. Good Beginnings is a national charity that provides practical, community-based parenting programs and support to ensure children get the best start in life.

Good Beginnings state that "parents are doing one of the most vital jobs in the country – bringing up the next generation of Australians.  If we can make a difference in the lives of Australian kids we can make a difference for Australia; that’s what Good Beginnings is all about".

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.

Brochures for Dads

New Dads Understanding your Changing Relationships (335 KB)
Excerpt: Being a dad is a great chance to develop new relationships, strengthen old ones and learn more about yourself.
Dad's Role in Breastfeeding (361 KB)
Excerpt: The more dads know about breastfeeding the more support they can offer and the more pleasant and enjoyable breastfeeding will be for everyone. Studies have shown that breastfeeding is more successful with dad's support.
Dads Work and Family: Finding the Balance (292 KB)
Excerpt: Many Dad's report high stress, insufficient time for family and a strong belief that the major barrier to being an effective parent is paid work
Dad's can make a difference to posnatal depression (1.5 MB)
Excerpt: Dad, your role is vital in helping to recognise the early signs of Postnatal Depression (PND) and in giving the support and understanding that your partner needs to become well again.
Jane Palmer is a mother, birth activist and midwife in private practice located in Sydney, Australia. With additional qualifications as a childbirth educator and lactation consultant, Jane works to improve pregnancy, birth and parenting options for families.

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