Trust Your Paternal Instincts Taking care of a new baby is not as hard as it may seem. The biggest challenge for men—and for many first-time moms, as well—is cultivating a trust in their parenting abilities. This is not easy considering the stereotype of the clueless dad, who decimates the kitchen making breakfast and sends … Read more about 5 Things every father should know – Baby Basics for New Dads, Part 1
Becoming a parent is an experience fraught with emotion. It’s common for new parents to be blissfully happy and joyous at the birth of their baby one moment and experience an overwhelming sense of responsibility—and sometimes downright fear to do right by this new life—in the next. Unfortunately, as noble as your intentions undoubtedly are, … Read more about 6 Tips on Dealing with Maternal Separation Anxiety
For a dad-to-be, labor and delivery are unfamiliar territory; yet there are many opportunities for a man to become an important part of his family’s birth experience by coaching the laboring mom and offering support. A few decades ago, the role of the father during childbirth often amounted to smoking a couple of packs of cigarettes and … Read more about Stepping Up: A Man’s Guide to Birth Coaching
Fathers often feel left out when it comes to bonding with their babies. Here are a few ideas to ensure the strongest of bonds! Fathers and prospective fathers often feel like they’ve been “left out in the cold” when it comes to connecting with their babies. A father can’t feel his baby growing inside him, … Read more about 10 Easy Ways for Dad to Bond with Baby
Thirty years ago, childbirth for dads-to-be was mysteriously locked behind closed doors. Millennium Dads, however, are expected to be present at the birth. Are all guys suited for delivery room duty? “Not all that long ago, dads weren’t expected—or even welcome—to attend the births of their children,” says Armin Brott, writer of six critically acclaimed … Read more about Dads in the Delivery Room: Help or Hindrance?
Do fathers-to-be really view childbirth and their impending fatherhood with the proverbial deer-in-headlights outlook? In one episode of The Simpsons, the TV breaks, leaving the family to entertain themselves with stories of when the kids were born. One of several things we discover is the real reason Homer went bald: there’s a flashback sequence showing him, upon … Read more about How Men Really Feel about Pregnancy and Fatherhood