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Pregnancy and the Role of Fathers

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Pregnancy and the Role of Fathers

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The birth of a baby significantly impacts fathers, changing how they view themselves with respect to their partner, their role in the family, their career, and their financial responsibilities. A large number of the fathers come from families that were more traditional, and lack a role model more suitable to the needs of the contemporary family.Dr. Carolyn Steinberg MSC,MD, FRCPCClinical Associate Professor UBCMedical Leader Infant Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Richmond Hospital, Dept of Psychiatry Richmond Early Childhood Mental Health Program

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