The good news -- fathers have become much more loving, friendly and caring parents to their children. The bad news is that many fathers are still so intensely focused on their work -- and children -- that they are letting their marriages wither on the vine.
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.
It isn't that *big* of a thing normally...but right now smells are driving me nuts. Worse than driving me nuts...driving me to throw up. And my husband doesn't get it. The increased sensitivity a woman has to smells is a result of her olfactory and pheromone receptors becoming hyperactive during pregnancy. Her what?
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Pregnancy may be the most challenging experience adults may ever face. Yet couples who have a strong relationship when a pregnancy begins have everything in their favor for a long and fruitful future.
But now is the time to talk, share, talk, share, and talk and share. How else will either of you be able to find out what is really going on inside in the other person unless you spend time together, ask questions, and discuss your "minds and hearts?"
What do the words, "I am pregnant" mean to a soon-to-be father? Men talk about their readiness for parenthood in terms of personal freedom. They are aware of the financial burdens and social restrictions that come with the role of father.
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.
If you really want to impress the love of your life this Valentine's Day, do something a little different -- take that extra step in showing her she has a caring and thoughtful partner during her pregnancy.
Becoming a father and a parent can be a transformational process for a man. When a man becomes a father, through loving his child, partner and family, he comes in contact with a deep paternal masculinity. When a child enters a man's life, a new depth of feeling and emotion are awakened within him.