Check out our new film!

We're really excited to launch our new film "Becoming Dad" Created by Leicestershire's Teenage Pregnancy Partnership, the project was prompted by a conversation with a young dad in Market Harborough, who felt there needed to be more support and information aimed at young dads and young dads-to-be.

 

We asked dads to share their experiences of the ante-natal period. They told us that

- Care was inconsistent
- Practitioner’s responses to parents varied depending on whether it was one or both parents at appointments
- Information was given and aimed at Mums not Dads
- There was a plea for specific information, advice and courses/parenting units for Dads
- Practical advice was wanted from how to tell your parents you are going to be a Dad, to bedtime routines and weaning

 

They told us they wanted better access to advice and support as well as practical tips.

 

We hope that "Becoming Dad" will be the first of a short series of films covering pregnancy, the birth and beyond.

What are we going to do next?

The Becoming Dad film project is the first step in what we hope will be positive change for the support received by young dads in Leicestershire.

Watch this space and we'll update the website as things progress.

How has Becoming a Dad changed you?

"Fatherhood changes you completely. If things didn't go my way before, I became withdrawn and didn't want to see or listen to anyone.

Now when I arrive home, I see my son and everything is OK. He's the most important thing to me now."

Lionel Messi

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Support for Dads at Start 4 Life

Start 4 Life is an NHS-run website full of helpful information, including a section for dads-to-be to help them so support their partner through pregnancy and beyond. If you sign up to their site, they will send you great information and sources of support. We think it's brilliant!

Click here to visit the site