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Looking for new dad support!

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barefootlizzie Tue 23-Oct-12 00:32:04

Hi

I'm trying to help my brother out, he's about to become a first time dad in his forties and is really stressing out. He wants to find the kind of support mums can share, but for dads.

Much of the information he's found or been given by the midwife team and internet sources are about how he can support his partner.

They both want to find some support the other way around, where there is information and an exchange of ideas about how she can support him, and where he can go for support himself, a kind of 'dadsnet'.

Online, networks, forums or anything in the Nottingham area would be so helpful right now, as there are pregnancy health issues for his partner with only a month to go

Any ideas?

Thanks lots

WorraLiberty Tue 23-Oct-12 00:36:16

Is Dadsnet not an option?

I've no idea really as I've never looked at it...but perhaps if he starts a thread there he might get some support?

barefootlizzie Tue 23-Oct-12 00:50:46

well thats so obvious we never thought of it!! I dont have kids, so only knew of Mumsnet from co-workers, no-one mentioned Dadsnet and it didn't come up in Google lol thanks, will tell him smile

WorraLiberty Tue 23-Oct-12 00:52:29

No probs smile

I've just had a look and it does look a bit dead I must say.

Link to Dadsnet here

barefootlizzie Tue 23-Oct-12 01:06:00

interestingt to see the contrast between mumsnet and dadsnet isn't it? maybe thats kinda endemic of the who parenting thing? Is it all for mums or do dads not look for the same kinds of support that mums do... I don't know. Maybe Ishould tell him to sign up to mumsnet, a cuckoo in the nest lol

WorraLiberty Tue 23-Oct-12 01:38:41

That's not a bad idea but for the record, there are quite a few men posting on MumsNet...so I'm sure he'd be 'welcome'.

Sadly I think he'd have to have a fairly thick skin though as there is (imo) quite a lot of sexism towards men on here sad

But on the plus side, it does often get challenged.

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