This just made me smile…
One of our beautiful mamas and her little one
New research has shown that expectant fathers should receive prenatal care as well as the expectant mother. Studies are now showing that fathers being more actively involved in the pregnancy can positively enhance maternal and infant outcomes, and reduce the risk of infant death in the child’s first year of life. Providing prenatal care for expectant fathers can encourage men to play a proactive role in pregnancy, which will allow for better maternal and infant health.
Yet another reason to come and join us at Art of Nursing Care, where as Midwives we encourage partners to join women in their prenatal care. We believe that birth is a normal event in the life of a family, and that gentle guidance through the journey of pregnancy and birth, lays the foundation for early parenting. During our holistic prenatal care a partner’s experience is highly valued and considered at every stage in order to provide them with optimal preparation for the experiences ahead.
Read the full story here, ‘Expectant fathers should receive prenatal care‘, Science Daily May 12th 2011