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Fathers and depression

There is widespread belief that antenatal and postnatal depression (PND) are experienced only by women, but research and anecdotal evidence suggest that PND can affect fathers too.

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Becoming a dad

Becoming a father is life changing, but good advice and support can help. Discover more tips on how to thrive in your new role as a dad.

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Partner’s guide to bringing a baby home

The day you bring your baby home is a big day, but it might take some time to adjust to your new life. Find out here how to get yourself and your home ready, and how to support your partner.

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Supporting your partner during her pregnancy

You can help your partner in many ways during pregnancy and childbirth. Your support will benefit you both, your relationship and your baby.

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Dad's guide to fatherhood

Find some practical advice of how to help your partner through the pregnancy and for when you bring your baby home.

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Your baby

Newborn babies don't come with a user guide and particularly for first-time mums and dads, taking your baby home can be a daunting prospect. Here you will find lots of information to guide you through the first 12 months of your baby's life including feeding, sleeping, baby development and keeping your baby safe.

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Blended families and step-parents

Blended families are formed when parents form a new relationship and move in together. Given time, energy and care, blended families can work well.

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Single parenting

Happy single-parent families with healthy, well-adjusted children do exist. Research suggests that when parents, single or partnered, spend time with their kids, children do well.

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Parenting and playgroups

Playgroups help children to develop their language and social skills while helping parents build social networks and support parental wellbeing.

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Teenage pregnancy

Being a teenager and finding out you are pregnant can put enormous stress on a young person and their family so it’s important to be supportive.

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