Ad­vice is there for men about to be­come a dad...

QT Magazine - - FEATURE // BABY, BABY, BABY! -

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.

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