Before you hire a midwife, be sure to interview several carefully. Take your time reviewing their history, call up their references, have a list of questions handy, research the legal issues in your state and ask the midwife for proof of her certification.
"Incredible," "awesome," "truly indescribable," are just some of the descriptions parents have used after seeing their babies for the first time in an ultrasound.
No one ever looks forward to a pregnancy alone. A pregnancy holds so many experiences to share with your loved one. We would all prefer our partner to be there every step of the way. However, becoming depressed and dwelling on your loneliness won't make the situation any better so during instead, try some of these tips on keeping busy and staying positive.
We are nine weeks pregnant and I feel like @#$#@. My husband doesn't get it. His attitude is that since I don't "look" pregnant then I shouldn't be complaining.
I'll be honest. Right now I AM a grouch after feeling exhausted, nauseous 24/7, and then trying to juggle my normal routine (at work and home.)
I don't expect him to make it better but can't a guy have SOME sympathy?
Grouchy in Maryland
I'm 12 weeks pregnant and experiencing some complications. I've been put on pelvic rest. How do I get my husband to understand that it means nothing can enter? The rest is till 13-14 weeks so there are another 1 -2 weeks yet.
I don't really have the interest in sex right now either. How can I convey that so he understands?
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. What are his concerns as the birth draws near?
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.
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.
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.
Research shows 10 percent of all couples break up during pregnancy and 30 percent break up in the first two years of parenthood. The good news is you don't have to be part of these statistics!