Fathers and Babies StudyEffects of an Intervention on Fathersí Interactions with Infants Born at 34 to 36 Wks. Gestation
Who is Conducting this Study?Co-Principal Investigators:
Karen Benzies (University of Calgary)
Joyce Magill-Evans (University of Alberta)
What we want to know:Do home visits with a first-time father and his preterm baby make a difference in how a father plays with his baby?
Why is it important:Fathers want to be involved with their babies and want to help them grow and develop. Babies grow and develop through play interactions. Although most babies who are born a little early do fine, there are a few babies who need a bit of support for their development. There are programs for mothers, but few are designed specifically for fathers who want to help their babies grow and develop. We want to see if this new program works with first-time fathers of babies born a little early.
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Questions or Comments?We would be happy to hear from you. Please phone or email us with your questions and comments.