Griffith University has launched a new research project on fatherhood and wants to hear from men who have, or are becoming dads for the first time.
The focus of the research is to understand the impact that transitioning to fatherhood has on men’s health.
“Specifically, we are interested in the factors that contribute to the adjustment or maladjustment of fathers entering first-time fatherhood,” says researcher Stacey Bernardin.
Participants are asked to complete a self-report at three different points during the transition to fatherhood: during the pregnancy, near the birth of the child and between seven and 10 months after the baby arrives.
The only criteria for taking part is that men are going to be a first-time father, over the age of 18, can read English, are having a baby with a partner who is also becoming a parent for the first time, and that they are expecting only one child this pregnancy and there are no expected pregnancy related complications.