How you may feel

The news that you’re going to be a Dad might come as a surprise, whether the pregnancy was planned or not. Whatever your circumstances, a baby means new responsibilities and big changes.  


Pregnancy might mean a change in your relationship with your partner. Take the time to talk and listen to one another. 

Getting further help

There are a number of agencies to contact if things are getting on top of you. 

Your circumstances

What’s most important for your child is that they feel secure and part of a family, whatever the situation. Your baby comes first.

Try talking

Try to talk to other parents about their experiences and the role they have as a father. 

Post-natal depression

Postnatal depression (PND) is more common than you might think – affecting between 10-20 per cent of new mums.

Post-natal depression and men 

Postnatal depression can affect men. Pregnancy and the birth of a new baby can be stressful for both parents.

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