Posted on Nov 19, 2010 | Comments 0
A recent study of 5,300 recent mothers by Oxford University found that 9 out of 10 dads are present at birth of their new born.
The survey found that not only do a great majority of dads choose to be present at the time of birth, many of them also try and get more information about pregnancy and birth. Also 61% of expectant dads accompanied their partners for antenatal checkups. As per the study:
According to Dr Maggie Redshaw, lead researcher, many dads are “bowled over” to see their babies by way of ultrasound for the first time, and this has a positive impact.
The problem areas, however, according to the survey was the fact that there aren’t enough midwives available for the proper care and guidance of pregnant women.
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