A guide for expecting dads

Women are biologically clued in to their pregnancy and motherhood, they say. We men are basically clueless.
Apr 13, 2013


As a two-time father, I know this firsthand.

I wish I had the inside scoop back then that Marissa McKenna offers in her "The Practical Mommy" blog post, "Pregnancy and Birth Guide for Expectant Dads."

"For new dads and expectant fathers, pregnancy and childbirth can be unknown, uncharted territory," she wrote. "Sure, they have the experience of knowing that the expectant mom has new life growing inside of her, but without the actual, physical experience, they may be left behind when it comes to knowing what is really happening to the expectant mom's body as she continues on with pregnancy and gives birth."

So how can guys possibly understand pregnancy symptoms and experiences? How are we supposed to participate in the pregnancy stages and birth of our child?

McKenna offers help. To read more, practically all you will need as a new father, CLICK HERE.




Picture a room full of pregnant women with their husbands.
A nurse says, "Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier. Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops and try to stay on a soft surface like grass or a path."
"Gentlemen, remember -- you're both in this together. It wouldn't hurt you to go walking with her. In fact, that shared experience would be good for you both."
The room becomes very quiet as the men absorb this information. After a few moments a man, name unknown, at the back of the room slowly raises his hand.
"Yes?" says the Nurse.
"I was just wondering if it would be all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk."


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