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  • Whether you are the baby’s father, the pregnant woman’s partner or are supporting a single mother-to-be, you have a crucial role in ensuring she gets the pregnancy support she needs.
  • Reading books on pregnancy and newborns, and going to antenatal classes are good ways to help you prepare for the baby’s arrival.
  • At home, helping with household chores will give the new mum more time to attend to the baby’s needs and to rest.
  • Spending one-on-one time with your baby will help establish a bond.
  • It is important to look after your baby, yourself and your relationship. If you need extra help or emotional support, start by speaking with your maternal and child health nurse.

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Reviewed on: 19-06-2023