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Dad's view: pregnancy

Becoming a dad: Fatherhood

The prospect of fatherhood can be daunting. Dads-to-be can experience a wide range of thoughts, emotions and expectations when they first find out they're going to be a dad.

Dads-to-be in the first trimester

The first trimester can be challenging for dads-to-be. Read about coming to terms with new responsibilities, lifestyle changes and worrying about your partner’s health.

Dads-to-be: sex during pregnancy

Sex during pregnancy can be different due to changes in hormones, body shape and libido. Take time to talk to each other and discuss different ways to have sex as well as feel close.

Dads-to-be in the second trimester

There will be lots for dads-to-be to think about in the second trimester including planning, attending antenatal classes and more.

Dads-to-be in the third trimester

In the third trimester of pregnancy the responsibilities of fatherhood come into focus. Discover the signs of labour and help to create a relaxing environment.

Dads-to-be: the birth plan and pain relief

Writing a birth plan can be a shared responsibility. A dad-to-be can help by discussing what their partner wants when it comes to labour and birth, including pain relief.