Similar to stereotypes regarding the role of mothers, there are also stereotypes and role expectations concerning the transition to fatherhood. Although it is a cultural norm for fathers to be involved in the birth and care of their infants, there is still a pervasive belief that parenting an infant is restricted to “mothering.” This perspective greatly short-changes the role of fathers. There are clear benefits that children, mothers and fathers experience when new fathers are intricately involved with their families and become fully engaged in the care of their children and newborns. Men commonly experience a very rich psychological transition as they become fathers, but like mothers, they can experience perinatal stress and mental health concerns.