Believe it or not, expectant fathers have just as many questions, concerns, worries and doubts about pregnancy and parenthood as expectant mothers do. Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy for the father-to-be to get advice and helpful tips about pregnancy as there are for the mother-to-be. After all if they can’t ask for directions how in the world can they ask about something this intimate and personal ?
The expectant father’s physical distance from the process of pregnancy brings its own stress and worries. Most men have a positive reaction to finding out about the pregnancy, but may also have doubts, confusion and fear about all the changes taking place. “What kind of father will I be?” And they are generally clueless when it comes to understanding what their partner is going through. But thankfully they really want to be actively involved in the pregnancy and parenting process.
So here is a very helpful book for the “Dad to Be” by Jennifer Ash and Armin Brott
The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be, Second Edition
“An information-packed guide to all the emotional, financial and physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partner’s pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, this book is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men, as well as New Yorker-style cartoons that will keep fathers-to-be chuckling.”
And to all the Moms out there, I can tell you that when the day comes , you will just melt when you see your hubbie holding a little baby so tenderly in his arms.
Happy Father’s Day to all you Papa’s out there !!!