It's almost time for Santa to make his way down the chimney and you're stumped about what to get the expectant dad on your list. We've done some shopping and came up with what we think are some pretty fun gifts for that daddy-to-be!
Conflicts skyrocket after birth; 90% of couples report a drop in relationship satisfaction after their first child; perpetual issues appear more frequently post-birth. Learn how you can beat the odds and make your fantasies-of-post-baby-relationship-bliss become reality.
It's very rare to hear a man talk about how he bonded with his baby whilst it was still in the womb. For that matter I think the majority of men don't feel a strong bond with their baby for several weeks or even months. Why is this the case? What can we do about it?
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.
I never thought I'd find myself pregnant at 16. When I found out, I kind of already knew, so I wasn't as shocked when 3 pregnancy tests showed that I am. All I could think was that I had to get an abortion because of the medication I'm on, I didn't really want to, but the father kept telling me it wouldn't be fair to keep it since it would have severe physical and mental defects. Little did I know that it was only because he didn't want it.
I told my 13 year old sister, and she was able to keep it a secret until she got angry with our mother.
Morning Sickness is a lot like back pain. If you've never experienced it you'll never appreciate how debilitating it can be. Do men understand morning sickness? No. Do men under estimate how bad it can be? Yes. How can you get your man to be more supportive and sympathetic toward your morning sickness?
Your partner is freaking out about the pregnancy! Since during the first trimester he's not going to be able to see any real evidence that a baby actually exists, it's likely to be about intangible things. Here's a list of common concerns for first time dads during the first trimester.
The second trimester brings a bump and a few other telling signs that you are carrying a real person. It's starting to hit home with your guy that he really is going to be a dad. Is he mature enough to be a parent? How will your relationship hold up? Will he ever have sex again? This is what he may be worried about for the coming months.