LEARNING TO BE A DAD
Advice is there for men about to become a dad...
MEN who are facing the prospect of becoming dads can find pregnancy and baby resources are too focused on mum, leaving them out of the conversation. The Raising Children Network, an Australian group that offers resources on parenting and pregnancy, conducted a survey in 2013 that showed 66% of dads didn’t look at pregnancy websites. As a result, they developed the Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy as a resource for men to turn to for information on what to expect as their partner goes through the different stages of pregnancy, how to create work-life balance, and investing in relationships with their partner, their children and their friends. It includes dad-centric articles on each stage of pregnancy and guides for after the birth. This includes videos on nappy changing, bonding with the baby, fathers groups and common baby cues. Stressed-out mums and dads can also access tips and tool kits on looking after yourself while adapting to a new life. The website is optimised for smartphones. Head to raisingchildren.net.au to access the Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy. PRENATAL massage is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, offering the loving and nurturing gift of touch. As your body begins to change during pregnancy massage may help with the decrease of stress, ease aches and muscular tension and promote well-being to both you and your baby along with many other benefits.
At The Rosy Room, Karen, our Massage Therapist, uses a specialised table that allows you to have the option to either receive your massage face down or resting on your side with cushions to offer full comfort and support during your treatment.
For more information call The Rosy Room on 3818 2067 or visit www.therosyroom.com.au. It is our pleasure to support you in the most gentle and nurturing way.