Dads matter and we strongly recommend that men aim for health and fitness before trying for a baby with their partner, during a pregnancy and to help with all the highs and lows once they have become a father. Any of our recommended alternative healthcare practitioners will help achieve maximum physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
Fathers play a crucial role in a child’s development from birth to adulthood. Various studies have demonstrated that children with involved fathers have both a social and academic advantage over children with distant or absent dads.
Dr Maureen Black, a US researcher and professor of paediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine declares that ‘fathers who are involved with their offspring have children with fewer problems and that added involvement from a father helps children tremendously.’
Furthermore, Black’s research demonstrates that actively involved fathers encourage better communication skills and fewer behavioural difficulties in their children – even if the father lives elsewhere, for example, after divorce. Nevertheless, his close involvement with his child remains of critical importance.
For further information, please visit DaddiCare.
Modern men are also finding it harder to impregnate their partners, with low sperm count and male infertility more prevalent than ever. While women can take a host of tests to try and find out the cause of their infertility, for men a simple sperm test is often the easiest choice.
For further information and guidance about causes of low sperm count, please consult the NHS’s advice.