Welcome to PREPARE.
Created to encourage prospective fathers to engage in pregnancy, birth and early parenting, we help fathers engage in family life from the moment they hear the news of their impending fatherhood.
Research indicates the active engagement of fathers during pregnancy and birth leads to a wide range of health benefits for families.
We inspire awareness among men of the crucial role their focussed involvement during the perinatal period has on the growth and development of their children.
We prepare fathers for fatherhood to ensure future generations are nurtured, loved and attentively cared for by supportive parents who are themselves supported by each other and the wider community.
We will seek to facilitate better outcomes for expectant dads, mothers and babies, the extended family unit and the community.
Areas of support:
To date, in Australia, little research has focused on CALD fathers’ experiences of seeking and receiving support. The proposed research project is significant in that it is the first Australian study that will authentically engage with a small group of fathers to explore their experiences and then to co-design appropriate resources and activities that facilitate support.
First time Dad?
Check out our resources below.
Wheel of continuous support
Click here to download our Wheel of Continuous support which will guide you through the entire birthing process.