Breastfeeding and Your Partner

The breastfeeding process is an experience that affects all who are involved. ... read more »

Who Can Request a Paternity Test?

A paternity test is often requested by the mother of the child. In these cases, the named father is in doubt of his paternity and will gladly consent to the test to clear his name. ... read more »

5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Partner

If you want to move beyond the same old, same old Valentine's Day gifts this year, it pays to be creative in your approach to give your husband a memorable gift that will touch his heart. ... read more »

6 Signs He's Ready to Be a Dad

Traditionally, women have a plan for children, but men don’t always know when they want to start raising a family. ... read more »

Paternal Smoking Lowers Sperm Count

It’s widely known that smoking is bad for pregnant women and can have many negative effects for young children and even negative consequences prenatally as well, but did you know that it can also affect your partner’s sperm count?  ... read more »

Fathers, How to Bond with Your Baby

There is a lot of parenting advice on how mothers can bond with their baby, but don’t forget dad’s role in bonding as well. ... read more »

Mothers and Fathers Just Not In Sync With “Home” Time

If men and women now work the same number of hours, isn't it safe to expect they spend the same number of hours at home? ... read more »

How Infertile Men Can Cope With Father’s Day

For many men, Father’s Day is just another reminder of their struggles with infertility. Here are tips to help cope. ... read more »

Charting and Counting: A Man’s Guide to Ovulation

Learn all about ovulation and how to track it using fertility charts and counting. ... read more »

Paternity Testing and Cord Blood

In cases where paternity testing needs to be completed as soon after birth as possible, the umbilical cord blood can be used in blood DNA paternity testing. ... read more »

How Men Feel About Paternity Leave

Daniel Murphy missed the first two games of the season to be at home during the birth of his son. Murphy’s teammates and team manager stood by him in his decision to put family first. ... read more »

You're Not the Only One with Raging Pregnancy Hormones: He Has Them, Too

My dad always used to say that his life totally changed the moment he learned he would be a father. He was a rock n’ roller turned teddy bear the moment he held me in his arms, and he was instinctively brilliant at caring for me in tandem with my mom. As it turns out, his instinct and abilities might have been a result of hormonal changes that most fathers go through when they learn that their partner is pregnant with their baby. ... read more »

What Can Be Used to Test Paternity?

While the cheek swab is the most common method to test paternity, any bodily fluid that contains DNA or cells can be used for the test. ... read more »

How to Tell Your Partner That You Are Pregnant

Our 12 step program will provide you in detail how to tell your husband that you are pregnant. ... read more »

How to Survive the 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy in 12 Steps

The second (or middle) trimester is a time to enjoy the pregnancy and get ready for the last trimester. ... read more »

Paternity Test During Pregnancy

If you have any questions about who your baby's father is then the most reliable paternity test method is testing for DNA, and it can be done before the baby is born! ... read more »

Fatherhood Packs on the Pounds

Most men gain a little weight after they get married. A new study indicates fatherhood packs on the pounds, too. Each added pound puts a man closer to the health risks associated with excess weight. ... read more »

How Early Can a Paternity Test Be Done?

In the first-trimester paternity testing involves an invasive procedure called CVS or chorionic villus sampling. ... read more »

The Third Trimester From The Male Perspective

The home stretch, the last few innings, the calm before the storm – or perhaps the storm before the hurricane. Yes, we’re talking about the third trimester of pregnancy. This is the time you and your partner are making final preparations and when you’ll begin counting down the launch sequence. ... read more »

The Second Trimester From The Male Perspective

If the first trimester of pregnancy is a whirlwind of change, and discomfort for both you and your partner, the second trimester represents perhaps the eye of the storm. ... read more »

The First Trimester From The Male Perspective

The first trimester of pregnancy is just the beginning of a journey that’s going to take you to some strange places. It’s one thing to read about it, it’s quite another to actually go through it. Still, the more prepared you are the softer the blow will be. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Attachment Parenting

This parenting style, unlike most others, involves a movement backed by an international organization supporting parents who choose to practice attachment parenting. ... read more »

Me Time Replaced by Daddy Time

It can be hard for Dad to replace me time with daddy time, but working together with mom and using the give and take method may work to the advantage of both parents. ... read more »

Helping When the Time is Right

The help mom needs is not going to manifest until the latter stages of the pregnancy. Dad can, however, tell mom on a daily basis how beautiful she is and how she is going to be a great mother. These emotional boosts are the best way to give support as physical changes are happening to her body. ... read more »

How to Deal with Your Mother-in-Law

If you're lucky, your mother-in-law will be very helpful when you are pregnant. Yet some MILs can test your boundaries and your patience. Here's how to deal with your mother-in-law! ... read more »

How to Be a Good Father to Your Baby

Being a good father to your baby is not as daunting as it can seem. With a little common sense and a good sense of commitment, it can be one of the most rewarding things that one has ever done. ... read more »

DNA Testing During Pregnancy

Noninvasive Prenatal Paternity NIPP Testing can be done during pregnancy to establish biological paternity, to determine who the father of a person is. ... read more »

Prepubescent Male Smokers Father Overweight Sons

The findings of a lengthy study suggest that a boy's use of cigarettes today may have a dramatic effect on the kids he'll have someday, especially his sons. ... read more »

The Role of Nonresident Fathers After Separation or Divorce

According to some of the literature, approximately eighty percent of children reside with their mothers after divorce, and the majority of fathers have little or no contact with the children.  ... read more »

Postpartum Depression: Fathers Feel It, Too

Most people know that new mothers sometimes get the baby blues but a growing body of evidence says fathers sometimes feel it, too. ... read more »

First-Time Fathers and the Delivery Room

Euphoria, agony, and everything in between. Back and forth, for hours. Those are the emotional memories of ten fathers participating in a Swedish study of first-time fathers in the delivery room. ... read more »

How to Celebrate the Dads in Your Life

Celebrate your father, your husband, grandfathers and even the fathers of friends — Father's Day is all about giving Dad that feeling of appreciation that he deserves. ... read more »

What is DNA Paternity Testing?

DNA paternity testing is done to determine who the baby's father is and it usually involves taking a sample from the father and the baby. ... read more »

How Can a Child Get Court Ordered Paternity Testing?

In order to have DNA paternity testing completed, the child will need to be in contact with the suspected father or the parents of the suspected father. ... read more »

OneRepublic on Balancing Fatherhood and Career

Two of the stars of the band OneRepublic are fathers, which makes for an interesting problem when it comes to touring and long engagements away from home. ... read more »

Caring for the Baby When Mom Breastfeeds

Moms who breastfeed do have an advantage over dad when it comes to bonding with the baby, but that does not have to be the steadfast rule.    ... read more »

Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Dads-to-Be

If you've made it through the conception process, you know that thenext several months are going to be full of joy and wonder. You canprobably already guess there's going to be plenty of controversy andemotional ups-and-downs, as well. ... read more »

Men: Don’t Worry, Pregnancy Won't Break Her

If you're like most men, one of the feelings that overcomes you when you first find out your partner is pregnant is fear. There's good news, however: she's not going to break. In fact, a woman's body is designed specifically for this purpose. ... read more »

Father's Diabetes May Cause Low Birth Weight

  Babies with a low birth weight are likely to have a father with late-onset diabetes, according to new research. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, this is one of the first studies to use information from the large, long-term study, UK Biobank.  ... read more »

Kate Winslet: Don’t Mess with Bear’s Mama

British actress and new mom Kate Winslet will grace the cover of the United Kingdom (UK) version of the fashion magazine, Glamour, for its February 2104 issue. ... read more »

Smaller Testicles Made Dad More Nurturing

Previous studies indicate a man’s fathering style is based on his level of testosterone, while a new study suggests the size of a man’s testicles is a tell-tale sign of fathering style, too. ... read more »

Poor Parenting Plays Part in Bullying

According to researchers at the University of Warwick, bullying may be associated with poor parenting practices, including overprotective parenting. ... read more »

Father's Day Celebrations from Around the World

The third Sunday in June is Father’s Day in the US, a day officially designated by President Richard Nixon in 1972 to celebrate the fathers in our lives. Fathers are celebrated around the world, too. ... read more »

To the Single Mothers: 'Happy Father's Day, Mom'

This touching video tribute honors single and widowed mothers on Father's Day. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Permissive Parenting

Permissive parenting is a term coined by Diana Baumrind, a developmental psychologist. Baumrind coined the phrase as one of three major parenting styles. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Helicopter Parenting

The term helicopter parenting is thought to have been originally used by college admissions offices to describe parents who played an overactive role in the admissions process. ... read more »

Brain Development Affected by Environment and Experience

Recent studies have revealed that maternal stress, weight and eating habits can affect infant health well into adulthood. A new study now reports that life experiences of the mother during pregnancy may also have an impact on health. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Authoritative Parenting

Authoritative parenting, as described by developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind, is considered a democratic approach to parenting children. ... read more »

Parenting Styles: Authoritarian Parenting

The authoritative parent tends to be highly demanding, but offers little love and nurturing; this can lead to prolonged social implications. ... read more »

Babies Born to Emotionally Distant Dads Face Tough First Year

Paul Raeburn's book highlights the lack of scientific research on the father-child connection and confirms the value of this relationship. ... read more »

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