At BC Women’s the focus is on women and newborn health, but fathers also play a vital role.
Mothers are traditionally seen as the caregivers, but when they are the ones who require care, they need to rely on others for support and in many instances, that role is passed on to fathers.
Not only do fathers act as important caregivers and provide support, traditional roles are changing and the family unit may include two dads. Read Jason’s and Aiden’s story of how they became first-time dads and their experience at BC Women’s.
Whether it’s one or two dads, dads definitely can and should bond with newborn babies. At BC Women’s, we stress the significance of skin-to-skin contact, especially for premature babies. Some of these benefits include decreases stress, stabilizes body temperature, enhances bonding and aids in neurodevelopment.