Pregnancy and Dads To Be
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‘What am I getting myself into?’ You may begin to ask yourself this as your wife comes into her final months of pregnancy. People in the workplace may be asking ‘so enjoying your last days?’, as if you have cancer. A lot of people fear parenthood as the death of their creative ambitions. All those dreams and aspirations- that superstar DJ career, that winning goal in the world cup final, that best selling autobiography- must become a bit more focused.
Pregnancy can also seem quite a scary time in the beginning. Many fathers are reluctant, but even the most enthusiastic fathers will feel the whole experience is slightly unreal. This in addition with a complete lack of bump for the first few months may leave even your partner questioning if she was pregnant at all.
The thing about pregnancy is that as the father there is only so much you can do; it is the expectant mother who really does all the work. She gets all the attention, in which she is very deserving of. This can be a common source of tension for couples during pregnancy, as the father may feel he is being ignored in the process. By getting involved at every level, this will make it easier for the mother, and in addition keeps the father from feeling left out.
As many men find, becoming a parent is a life-altering transition. You can prepare for the role of fatherhood by learning more about how to care for your newborn and support your partner as she recovers from childbirth as you all settle in at home with the new baby.
We also know that pregnancy is also about having fun, and we are always running competitions, surveys, giving discounts and opinions to make your pregnancy journey that little bit more special.