Bonding with baby is typically far easier for mom. For dads, however, that lack of physical awareness contributes to a greater challenge connecting with their little one while in utero. Still, it is very much possible.
Eventually, Sarah promised to try and keep the secret. "It's only seven more weeks," she said. "I can do anything for seven weeks." Seven weeks? I did a quick calculation. "How pregnant are you?" Her pregnancy, she explained, actually began two weeks before my sperm came anywhere near her egg.
My girlfriend is pregnant. I have tried to talk to her but she does not want to talk about it. She is sad and embarrassed and says she can't take it. I don't know what to do. I mean I don't want to be a dad. Well, I do but not now.
Congratulations, your partner (and you) are now pregnant! Your baby is beginning its life inside the womb. All the care and nurturing your baby needs is happening in your partner's belly! The transition to parenthood and becoming a father is slowly starting to take hold of you.
In the second trimester you will have a chance to hear your baby's heartbeat and possibly see your baby through ultra sound. These experiences usually bring a heightened sense of reality...we are really going to have a baby! Here are here are a few practical tips that pregnant dads have shared with me during the second trimester of pregnancy.
The last three months of pregnancy have begun. Within 90 days your baby will join you and your partner on the "outside." Your partner's body is getting ready for labor and your baby is beginning to mature in preparation for birth.
My first step was to join the male equivalent, an Expectant Dads message board. I quickly found out that was different from Sarah's. The men cut across all lines of age, education, ethnicity, and interest level in All Things Baby. And it is a freakshow.
It isn't true that just because he isn't carrying the baby, the Daddy isn't vital to the pregnancy. From conception, there is only one Daddy, and he has a very big job to do.
Wanting to read more about Dads and Pregnancy? Check this article out!
So how do men experience pregnancy? What do they think about as the months go by? Is it true that men tend to be in denial about pregnancy during the first several months? While you're blooming with hopes, dreams, friends, and new dress sizes, your partner is probably buzzing with confusion.