Men should be more involved in maternity care.

Long gone are the days when the father would be in the waiting room handing out cigars, but this crap about involvement from the RCM is just patronising gibberish.

Midwives are being asked  to make more of an effort to involve fathers-to-be in maternity care.
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) says too often the dad is left out of the process.
It suggests top tips to help include the father, like offering him a chair as well as his partner, during antenatal appointments.
And staff should prepare the man to be a helpful birth partner, so he knows what to do in the labour room.
The 16-page guide Reaching Out: Involving Fathers in Maternity Care is a joint publication produced by the RCM, the Department of Health, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Fatherhood Institute.
To address the issue of fathers being the "invisible parent", maternity wards should provide men's lifestyle magazines to help make fathers feel comfortable, the guidance suggests, and antenatal classes should be arranged around their work commitments and even football fixtures, it says.
Football fixtures FFS? Any man who would prioritise football over his pregnant Mrs does not deserve to be a father. Besides, isn't that terribly sexist? There would be a feminist uproar if it was suggested antenatal classes should be scheduled around shoe shopping. Not all men like football; I bloody hate it.

Maybe men don't feel included because they no longer are. Read any MSM story about children these days, be it the rising cost of childcare, pressure of raising children, school issues, discipline etc, there is never any mention of fathers or even parents. It's always mums, mothers and pregnant women.

Family has no meaning anymore and fathers are always left out. May as well go and watch the football.

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