Forging Families is a Sheffield charity that works to support, inform and act as a voice for Sheffield families. We were frequently told by dads that there was very little information about pregnancy, birth and becoming a dad. Dads told us that they often felt like “second rate” parents when it came to maternity services, the name itself stating that it is for women only.
This website is to inform dads about pregnancy, birth and becoming a dad. The website is made up of lots of pieces of work from dads to dads, and some information pieces from birthing professionals.
We have information about pregnancy, all different types of birth, and a guide for dads as a birth companion from birthing professionals.
We have a section on dad’s mental health and well-being where dads have shared their story on video, how they felt and what helped them.
We have a section on dad and baby attachment. This section has a lot of advice from dads about what helped them secure a strong attachment with their little one.
What is special about this website is that so much is From Dads to Dads, we would love to hear from you, about your experiences as a dad. Please send your stories, videos, experiences and funny stories to firstname.lastname@example.org