A New UK Study Plans To Examine A Dad's Bond With His Baby, From Before Birth Through The Early Months.
A new UK study plans to examine a dad's bond with his baby, from before birth through the early months.
Earlier today, I shared several articles about a dad's involvement in his baby's life. A study that will take place in the UK, conducted by researchers from Oxford University, plans to examine how dads feel about their baby - before and after the baby's birth. The main focus will be the bonding process that occurs between a first-time dad and his baby. The research will span an eight month period of time and will gather answers through questionnaires, as well as blood! The study will cover the following:
- The dad's expectation of fatherhood (when the mom is seven or eight months pregnant)
- The dad's experiences when the baby is two weeks old, three months old and six months old
- Four different blood samples to determine whether hormones affect bonding