Pregnancy - His Third Trimester Concerns

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by Sam Holt

Trimester 3 and we are into the playoffs! It's business time. As you start to burst at the seams, he may be finally coming out of denial. The pregnancy is pretty real now and his worries will start to turn toward you and the baby.

Health: Yours and the baby
The Being Dad DVD's and child birth classes will help him understand that birth isn't a medical emergency. By keeping fit and eating well you will also increase your chance of having a healthy pregnancy. Talk through the birth plan together, agree on how you'd like to have the baby and make sure he understands what will happen during labor and birth. You can download our labor and birth e-book (it's free) at Being Dad.

How he will cope at the birth?
What role would you like him to play and what is he comfortable playing?

Is the baby his?
I'm not joking on this one. One research report indicated that over 50% of men give serious consideration as to whether there is a chance that the baby isn't theirs, regardless of whether there is a genuine reason or not. Chances are he won't mention it but he may well think about it even if it's just for a few moments.


About the authors: Troy Jones: Troy's company produced the Being Dad series and he has traveled the globe interviewing hundreds of new dads and experts. As a result we like to think of him as a "well renowned global guru in all things Being Dad;" sounds impressive anyway. Troy has a beautiful daughter Matilda, who appears in the Being Dad series.

Sam Holt: Best known for coming up with a new idea every five minutes it's little wonder that Being Dad was, in fact, his idea. Fortunately, Being Dad was one of Sam's better ideas and with the help of Troy and Tom it has grown way beyond all of their expectations. Sam has a son, Hugo, who is too cute to be his.

Tom Hastwell: Lured out of the corporate world by Sam and Troy, Tom has been bitten by the business bug. Troy and Sam are eagerly awaiting news that Toms wife is pregnant so that they can attach a camera crew to him for nine months and actually put him to work. Tom is currently practicing for kids.

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