Dads and pregnancy helplines

Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on dads and pregnancy

NHS Choices - Dads to be and early pregnancy


What happens during labour and childbirth

Comprehensive information from NHS Choices.

The Fatherhood Institute

The Fatherhood Institute’s vision is a society that gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures; supports both mothers and fathers as earners and carers; and prepares boys and girls for a future shared role in caring for children.


Helping at the birth

PND dads

Our team of experts and professionals give their advice on every conceivable aspect of life: Do you have the right work-life balance? Are you raising a healthy family? Need support in separation or divorce? Need advice on Child Maintenance or CSA? Whatever stage of 'Dad' you are at, there is something relevant and helpful for everyone.

The National Childbirth Trust

Helpline: 0300 330 0700

Resources for dads

Dad's role during labour and childbirth

Becoming a parent is a life-enhancing experience, but it can also be challenging and sometimes stressful. We are here to help you through this transition, offering relevant information, reassurance and mutual support.


To talk to a midwife, call: 020 7398 3483

Dads to be

Comprehensive website with details of all aspects of pregnancy and giving birth to a healthy baby.

The Baby Centre

Dads' labour timeline

A good online resource for new and expectant parents. Dads: just what is going on in there while your partner's in labour? We demystify the birth process and have tips for what you can do.

More information and advice on our helplines pages