InfoSheet 22: Tips for the Expectant Father.

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Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health., Minnesota Fathers and Families Network.
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Fact Sheet
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As an expectant father you are an important resource during the nine months of pregnancy. Research confirms that positive father involvement during pregnancy supports mothers and prepares men to be active parents in their child’s life. Your involvement during this critical time of your child’s development influences your partner’s well-being including health care, eating habits and positive mental health. Your positive support helps lessen maternal stress that could be harmful to your growing child and begins a positive parenting partnership. Taking an active role is best for your partner and your baby. (Author abstract)