Becoming a dad (Fatherhood)

We're committed to making sure that fathers are prepared to support their partners before, during and after pregnancy.  
Being a dad begins even before your baby is born. The things you do to keep you and your partner healthy before and during pregnancy can help your baby be born healthy and strong.
In your journey to become a dad, we know you want to be prepared and are seeking out information online. That’s why we’re here with health and wellness resources for every stage of pregnancy to help you and your partner have the best possible start.

Below you'll find self-guided content to learn more about what you can do to prepare and support your partner:

Plus stories from several fathers on their own journey to becoming a dad.

As you walk through the content and watch the videos from other fathers, download and print this worksheet with some questions you can ask yourself and talk through with your partner as you continue on your journey to fatherhood.
If you are a facilitator and need a power point to present at a workshop, please reach out to to request.

Thank you to the dads, fathers, and mentors from our National Service Partners Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.®, Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. who shared their experiences in becoming a father.


Additional resources:

PS: Start a March of Dimes Do-It-Yourself Father’s Day Fundraiser to honor a special dad in your life AND support our mission at the same time.