Most men are surprised to discover that childbirth is not a spectator sport, that they can personally influence the pace of the birth and that poor form on their part can in fact make labour more painful for their partner.
Lucy Perry, author

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Cheers to Childbirth

Links to sites of interest

Beer + Bubs: childbirth education for dads at the pub

Nature's Child: Australian biggest online organic baby store

The Fatherhood project: more good reasons to visit Byron Bay

Good Beginnings: helping families to get off to a good start with some great free resources to download

Findadoula.com.au: Free service (blokes need doulas too)

Akal Khalsa: Akal consulted on this book in a professional capacity and is a wonderful midwife

Shin Bio: for the heat packs recommended in Cheers to Childbirth

Hamlin Fistula: Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Ethiopia founded by Australian obstetricians Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin. We support the work of the hospital, it's regional centres and the Hamlin College of Midwives.

Black Dog Institute: An excellent resource on depression for both mums and dads

Australian Breastfeeding Association: Call the free hotline for help with breastfeeding issues

Pinky McKay: Pinky has published five fantastic books on sleep solutions and gentle parenting. She also holds free online teleseminars.

Pure Graphics: Lucy and Bruce Perry's design and advertising business. This site was produced by the Pure Graphics team.

Perry + Perry Photography: Lucy and Bruce Perry's studio and location photography business